14. Malus – Prairifire crabapple ‘Prairifire’
Scientific Name: Malus ‘Prairifire’
Nativity: North America
A member of the rose family, crabapples have many varieties. This specific cultivar was developed in 1982 by Dr. Daniel Dayton at the University of Illinois. It was developed to be disease resistant. The fruit of crabapples provides food for many different bird and mammal species.however, unlike many other crabapples, the prairifire is not a messy tree. The fruit do not fall, but remain on the tree throughout the year.
DBH: 1.6 inches