Latin Name: Malus 'JFS-KW5'
Height: 15 - 20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Bloom Time: April to May
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Prairifire has dense, rounded form demonstrates great resistance to the common diseases of fireblight, apple rust, and apple scab. Pinkish red buds open to deep pink-red flowers each spring that have a hint of fragrance. These flowers give way to small, purplish-red berry sized apples that persist into the winter with little droppage. The leaves emerge in spring with a purple tone before maturing to dark green with red tinges. Fall brings a leaf color change to orange. Both the flowers and the fruit can be cut and used in various floral arrangements.
Attracts: Bees; Butterflies; Birds
Other Names: Flowering Crabapple; Roseybloom; Prairiefire; Prairie Fire