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Prairifire Crabapple Tree

Malus x 'Prairifire'

$79.95

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Prairifire Crabapple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Prairifire Crabapple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Harvest Time:

September - October

Fruit Color:

Dark Red

Chill Hours:

150-300

Botanical Name:

Malus x 'Prairifire'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, OR



Learn why we stopped selling bare-root
 

A Stunning Tree Bringing Warmth to Your Yard in Every Season

The Prairifire Crabapple is showy all year long. Having this tree in your yard will bring visual interest to every single season. Plant several along your driveway and create a grand entrance for your guests, no matter what time of year they arrive.

You'll get a plethora of warm color in the spring. The spring delivers gorgeous purple and red leaves to the Prairifire Crabapple. Tons of pink, magenta flowers bloom from the tree and the vibrant colors never fade. While the rest of your yard begins to fade with the heat at the dawn of summer, your Prairifire will still bring magnificent warm hues to your landscape.

The summer brings even more visual interest. The leaves turn a glossy green in the summer, but still maintain purple veins. You still get warmth, even while everything else is green. As the summer ends, bright red cherry-like berries appear on the Prairifire.

The Crapapple brings a beautiful display of fall colors. As your tree fills with the bright red berries, the leaves turn from a golden orange to a magnificent bronze. You'll love the contrast of the golden leaves and red berries 

Even in winter, this tree still brings warmth to your yard. The bark of the Prarifire is a mix of gray and deep orange. The cherry-like berries persist into winter. So, as the first frost hits your region and your landscape becomes bare, the Prairifire still manages to stand out and add warmth. Your landscape will benefit from the stark contrast of white snow against the orange and red colors that this tree brings to early winter.

Birds love the Prairifire berries. An array of wildlife loves the berries that the Prarifire Crabapple produces. Woodpeckers, finches, mocking birds and so many more enjoy the cherry like fruit. Your family will enjoy watching the variety of birds that flock to this tree in summer, fall and winter. The huge variety of birds will add even more visual interest and color to your yard!

There's no mess left for you to clean up. The birds love this tree so much that you won't have to worry about fruit falling on your lawn. This means there won't be any mess for you to clean up. You can enjoy the beauty of this tree without worrying about rotten fruit littered on your landscape.

The Prairifire is very disease resistant. There are 4 diseases that plague Crabapples. With over 800 varieties, many are resistant to some diseases, however the Prairifire is resistant to all 4 diseases. You don't have to worry about keeping a constant eye out for nasty diseases with your easy to care for Prairifire Crabapple.

The Prairifire Crabapple is an easy choice. You want to add beauty and warmth to your landscape and the Prairifire Crabapple is the perfect tree to make that happen. Adding several to your yard can make a bold and inviting statement. Don't hesitate to improve your landscape with this stunning tree.





Prairifire Crabapple Tree Pollination

Prairifire Crabapple Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Prairifire Crabapple Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Prairifire Crabapple Tree


Prairifire Crabapple Tree Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: The Prarifire Crabapple will perform best if you plant it in well-drained soil that is mildly acidic. Incorporating 2-3 inches of compost in the soil will help water and oxygen to penetrate more evenly and greatly improve the performance of your Prairifire. Place in a spot in your yard that receives full, unfiltered sun.

 

Watering: As soon as you plant your tree, saturate it with water. If you live in a hot or dry area, water your Prairfire twice a week. Other climates can water once a week, achieving 1 inch of water each week. The Prairifre performs best if water is added slowly and deeply with a drip irrigation system.

 

Fertilization: Add a 5-5-5 fertilizer in early spring each year to get the best performance from your tree.

 

Pruning: The best time to prune your Prairifire is at the end of spring before the summer buds arrive. You will need to prune off any dead or diseased branches, cross branches or crowded areas that prevent good airflow. You will also need to prune off any leafy shoots the grow near the base as these will rob your tree of nutrients and moisture.

 

Pests: Check your tree frequently for any mites or aphids. A strong stream of water will get rid of these pests. Keeping your tree well maintained will help prevent against borers. A heavy sap flow can drown them, so be sure to properly care for your tree.


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Color, interest, size
Joseph G on Apr 25, 2017
Brilliant spring color to raise your spirit after a long winter!
Thomas G on Apr 8, 2017
Color, interest, size
Joseph G on Apr 25, 2017
I think the Prarifire Crabapple Tree will be a beautiful addition to a corner of my yard where a shed is standing alone right now. I look forward to the beauty of this tree.
Bonnie W on Apr 13, 2017
Brilliant spring color to raise your spirit after a long winter!
Thomas G on Apr 8, 2017
Color and wildlife
wanda t on Mar 26, 2017
We have these around Charlottesville and have always wanted one
Elena S on Mar 23, 2017
Wanted fruit source for birds in winter, hope to get mockingbirds.
Ruth C on Mar 12, 2017
decorative all year and grows to an appropriate size for the spaces I want to plant them
Lamar B on Mar 8, 2017
size, price, wildlife benefit
KURTIS K on Feb 12, 2017
I think the Prarifire Crabapple Tree will be a beautiful addition to a corner of my yard where a shed is standing alone right now. I look forward to the beauty of this tree.
Bonnie W on Apr 13, 2017
Color and wildlife
wanda t on Mar 26, 2017
How far away does it needs to be away from septic tank? And is it insects resistance, dose it have a good scent.Does its color fades?
Virginia U on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 10-15 feet away from a septic system. They are insect resistance, with a pleasant scent, and vibrant colors that do never fade.
do honey bees like the pollen?
curt m on Mar 25, 2017
Will this Prarifire crabapple tree pollinate a honeycrisp apple tree?
Kyle B on Feb 14, 2017

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