Prairiefire crabapple trees produce bright neon pink colored blooms in the spring. The blooms on this crabapple tree last for an extended period. After the blooms fade, purplish colored leaves emerge. As the leaves grow, they transition to a green color with a reddish tint. This color remains all the way through the growing season until the fall when the leaves turn orange. Prairiefire crabapple trees also produce small fruits. The fruits are dark red and have a shiny finish on them. The fruit looks like miniature cherries when they are fully developed. The fruit remains on the tree all winter long adding color and interest. This variety of crabapple tree is disease resistant and has no major problems. Prairiefire crabapple trees can be planted in a variety of soil types. This tree works well as a specimen tree or can add interest to your property when planted in groupings.

Prairifire Crabapple Trees

Prairiefire Crabapple Flowers

Prairiefire Crabapple

Malus ‘Prairifire’

Plant Type- Ornamental Tree

Bloom Time- Spring

Flower Color- Neon Pink

Foliage Color- Green-Red Summer and Orange Fall

Growth Habit- Round Canopy

Growth Rate- Medium

Zone- 4-9

Height- 15-20 feet tall

Spread- 15-20 feet wide

Light- Full Sun

Details- This tree is disease resistant and is extremely hardy.

Pruning- Late winter is the best time to prune this tree.  Prune as needed to remove dead or damaged branches.

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