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White Oak vs Thunderchild Flowering Crab

Quercus alba

Malus x. astringens Thunderchild

White Oak
Thunderchild Flowering Crab

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall and green acorns.

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.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no