Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- September - October
- Botanical Name:
- Malus x 'Prairifire'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, OR
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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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Customer Reviews & Photos
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Came in tact and ready to plant
The tree came unharmed in the cardboard box. It has healthy reddish colored leaves.
While it is still only a month old, it is doing well.
I am as good once again super happy with the speed of delivery, the manner in which it was packaged and the excellent condition of the tree. I watered the root ball, and planted it immediately. I have watered it daily for week one and then once a week unless it rained. So, we will have to see how it goes from this point forward.
Arrived well packaged and no damage. Tree is very healthy, arriving with leaves and flower buds intact. It arrived pruned to a height of 7', with multiple branching. It's been in the ground now for a month and looks great. It bloomed, (as much as it could), and new leaves have emerged. Very windy here at times, so it is staked securely. Great experience so far, and hope it does well.
Planting & Care
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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