Prairiefire Crabapple

Malus 'Prairiefire'

 

Height: 15-20'

Width: 20'

Shape: Upright, rounded

Exposure: Full sun

Foliage: Red-maroon

Fall Foliage: Golden

Flower: Single, dark pink-red

Fruit: Red, 1/2", persistent

Zone: 4-7

 

This crabapple is one of the best red leaved varieties. It shows excellent disease resistance and has good foliage retention during the hot months of summer. The flowers make a bright display in the spring, and the persistent fruit is eye-catching in the winter. 1996 Iowa Tree of the Year.