SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Good disease resistance. Leaves are purple fading to bronze-green. Tolerates air pollution.
Has fragrant Flower.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Medium Green or Purple, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Deep Pinkish Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Red Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.
Bark Light Gray, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Coddling Moths and Psyllid, Armillaria, Canker, Crown Rot, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Butterflies.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus 'Prairifire' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/malus-prairifire >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI