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Japanese Tree Lilac vs Thunderchild Flowering Crab

Syringa reticulata

Malus x. astringens Thunderchild

Japanese Tree Lilac
Thunderchild Flowering Crab

Japanese Tree Lilac is an attractive heavy-flowering lilac with fragrant white blossoms. It can be pruned to a single stem or grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.

Japanese Tree Lilac's dark reddish-brown bark peels as the tree ages, creating visual appeal for any yard, especially in the winter.

Thunderchild Flowering Crab is a hybrid crab apple known for its attractive and fragrant dark pink blossoms and deep purple mature leaves.

Tree farmers will find this hybrid appealing as a pollinator for other apples, while home growers will enjoy the red pome's ability to attract flocks of Cedar Waxwings in the early spring.

This species is reportedly resistant to fireblight.

Saskatchewan's own Percy Wright was the famous breeder of this and many other cold hardy varieties.

JAPANESE TREE LILAC QUICK FACTS

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: beautiful white flowers with yellow anthers
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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