Malus Prairifire Rosaceae
Prairifire Crabapple MA-lus
- Deciduous tree, 20 ft (6 m) high and wide, somewhat open, glossy dark red-brown bark. Leaves alternate, simple, reddish maroon when new but maturing dark green. Flowers buds red and opening to single, clear, purplish-red flowers. Fruit dark red-purple, about 10 mm diam.
- Sun, not very disease susceptible. Developed by Dan Dayton, University of Illinois, introduced in 1962.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4.