Shade tree choices: Prairifire Crabapple
Common name: Prairifire Crabapple
Botanical name: Malus 'Prairifire'
Fall color: Red
Soil moisture: Moist soil, well drained
Growth rate: Slow/Moderate
|Minimum Planting Distances|
|from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad):||8 feet|
|from a building foundation:||6 feet|
|from walks and driveways:||5 feet|
|from an air conditioner:||3 feet|
|from a fence:||3 feet|
|from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable):||3 feet|
|from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line):||3 feet|
|from a swimming pool:||6 feet|
|from a septic system:||25 feet|
|between trees*:||12 feet|
|* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half.
Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.