Crabapple, Prairifire


Category: Ornamental trees
Common Name: Crabapple, Prairifire
Botanical Name: Malus 'Prairifire'
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Height: 15-20 ft.
Spread: 20 ft.


This disease resistant cross by Dr. Dan Dayton, University of Illinois, has especially good foliage retention during summer. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red with numerous prominent lenticels, and the fruit does not drop. 1996 Iowa Tree of the Year.