Department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8 with fragrance and color and form. The prairifire is a purplish red flowering crabapple tree with ornamental features.
Prairifire can grow 20 feet 6 m tall with a spread of 15 feet 5 m.
Prairie fire crabapple fruit edible. There is nothing more beautiful than a gateway flanked with flowering crabapple or a long run of them up. Prairie fire crabapple trees display some of the most stunning color of all blooming into a totally unique shade of hot pink. All fruits on crabapples are edible some more than others depending on the size and how juicy they are.
Spectacular in bloom deep pink flower buds open to white flowers. Unfortunately prairie crabapple is susceptible to many foliar diseases. We have one that produces dark pink blossoms in the spring and this year it is loaded with small dark red to purple apples.
Prairie crabapple was once commonly found throughout the midwest prairies and savannas. Try growing prairifire trees en masse or as standalone plants with several seasons of beauty and unmatched tolerance to numerous site conditions. Are all the fruits on flowering crabapple trees edible.
Crabapple question answers. A beautiful 15 20 crab which blooms later than most crabapple with a true red flower followed by fruit that does not drop. Prairifire crabapple trees malus x prairifire fill gardens in us.
These blossoms are certainly the flashy signature of prairie fire leading it to become 1 of the most popular ornamental crabapples in the united states. The difference between an ornamental and an edible crabapple is the size of the fruit. An excellent habitat and food source for wildlife.
A beautiful 15 20 crab which blooms later than most crabapple with a true red flower followed by fruit that does not drop. Malus prairie fire zone 4 7. Browse our unique and extensive collection of plants now.
Its dark fruit is very decorative but may stain light colored paving. Design ideas this easy to grow accent tree can be used as a single specimen in the front yard for curb appeal or in the back where you may enjoy its seasonal changes. Edible varieties bear fruit that are about 2 inches in diameter ornamentals have smaller or no fruit.
Their fruit is popular with a myriad of wildlife. The hardy prairifire crabapple tree from nature hills nursery is one of the hundreds of great trees we offer. Prairifire tree is a member of these fruiting trees that produce copious blooms and edible fruit.