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MALUS 'Prairie Fire'
Flowering Crab


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:: Rosaceae :: MALUS :: hybrid :: 'Prairie Fire' (syn. 'Prairifire')
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P9, X/1/1 Whips

Main asset

Remarkable flowering in apple trees, ornamental tree most of the year.


Obtaining Dr. Daniel Dayton, University of Illinois (USA, 1982)

Small deciduous rected tree becoming round-shaped with age, with reddish purple leaves turning purple green in summer. In April, red buds appear, opening in single flowers with 5 dark pink petals, followed by bright red edible fruits that persist until winter. Resistant to diseases.

  • Uses: adapted to small gardens, mixed-hedge, specimen, shrub bed

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 6 m x 4 m (20 ft x 13 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: April-May
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : dark
  • Foliage shape: oval dentated
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: simple with 5 petals
  • Flowers colour: pink
  • Forme des fruits : small apples
  • Couleur des fruits : red


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)