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Malus 'Prairifire'

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Good disease resistance. Leaves are purple fading to bronze-green. Tolerates air pollution.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Rosaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Spreading 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, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant 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.

Moist Soil.

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.

Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus 'Prairifire' Tree Record." 1995-2021. Apr 12, 2021.
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