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Prairie Fire®

Malus 'Prairie Fire' is an outstanding small American crab-apple, grown primarily for its stunning dark pink blossom. The flowers are large by crab-apple standards.

The red cherry-like fruitlets are also quite large, and useful for wildlife.

Malus

Prairie Fire crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £40.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from16th April (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

Malus 'PrairieFire' is easy to grow and not usually troubled by diseases.

History

Malus 'Prairie Fire', more correctly known as Malus 'Prairiefire', was developed at the University of Illinois and released in the 1980s. Like many of the newer crab-apple varieties it is far more disease-resistant than the old traditional ones.

Prairie Fire characteristics

  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plantScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourRed
  • PruningLight prune
  • Fruit sizeLarge
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Malus Prairiefire crab apple tree

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We list more than 40 different crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.