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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Ussurian Pear

Malus x. astringens Thunderchild

Pyrus ussuriensis

Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Ussurian Pear

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.

Ussurian Pear is the most cold hardy of all pear species.

This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden.

Note: the fruit produced by this pear is rather mealy and not a choice edible. It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

USSURIAN PEAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: burgundy
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Berries: yellow fruit (low quality, self pollinating)
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high







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