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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Western Mountain Ash

Malus x. astringens Thunderchild

Sorbus scopulina

Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Western Mountain Ash

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.

Western Mountain Ash is a popular ornamental tree native to the western part of North America. Its attractive, white clusters of flowers bloom in early summer, making way for red, yellow or orange fruit in the fall. If the fruit doesn't catch your eye, Western Mountain Ash's autumn colours will capture your–and the birds's–attention.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

WESTERN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Berries: bunches of orange-red berries appear in late summer
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







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