Malus ioensis (Prairie Crab Apple)
Prairifire Crabapple is a stunning pink-flowered Crabapple tree with exceptional aesthetic qualities. When fresh, erect branches infuse your Spring Garden with vigour. Prairifire Crabapple tree has a lovely rounded form with an appealing, symmetrical appeal as it ages. The equally distributed branches with gorgeous, glossy, dark-red bark look great buried in vivid, clear, pink blooms to welcome the start of the growth season. Flowers of the Prairifire Crabapple emerge on bare branches. The five-petaled blooms open to a brilliant, deep pink colour and are borne in bunches on bare branches. Close behind, bold new foliage develops.
* Exfoliating bark reveals silvery-gray inner bark. The large, white or pink, flowers grow in clusters that cover the tree.
* The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Up to 4cm in diameter. Harsh and astringent, it is best baked or made into preserves. It makes excellent jellies and cider.
Botanical Name : Malus ioensis
Common Name : Prairie Crab Apple
Height : 10-25 ft
Spread : 10- 15 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 2-6
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 563