Fruit Crab Apple 'Prairie Fire' (On Sprout Free Apple Root)

Grower's Comments: Crabapples are wonderful to look at while in flower and are wonderful pollinators for other apples

Spring

Matures about 12 to 15 feet tall

Less than 150

USDA Zone 3 to USDA Zone 9

Full sun


FUN FACTS

Many crabapple trees will hold their small fruits all winter, providing food for white-tail deer and non-migrating birds. Squirrels also seem to enjoy the crabapples and will clean up those apples that get missed by the birds and fall to the ground.

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SizePrice
10g$35.25
15g$39.50

'Prairie Fire' Crabapple about a 15 foot tall tree with about as much spread as height. Prairie Fire is best grown in loamy, medium wet, well-drained, acidic soil in full sun, though it adapts to a wide range of soils, and is a fairly long lived Crabapple. The pinkish-red flower buds open to slightly fragrant, deep pink-red flowers in the spring. These flowers are then followed by masses of small, purplish-red crabapples which remain all summer and then mature in the fall. The fruits are persistent and are very attractive to birds, which helps keep the birds busy and away from your other fall ripening fruits....at least for a few days!. The leaves emerge purplish in spring, mature to dark green with reddish-tinged leaf veins and petioles in summer, and turn an orange color in the autumn months around here. It has a reportedly high disease resistance to Fire Blight.