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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Amur Cherry

Malus x. astringens Thunderchild

Prunus maackii

Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Amur Cherry

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.

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Berries: black fruit in clusters in the late summer
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white, in spring
Bark: bronze/red peeling in strips
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)



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