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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Cupid Cherry

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Prunus x kerrasis Cupid

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Cupid 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.

Cupid Cherry is a hardy deciduous hybrid shrub variety of Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. Cupid Cherry produces the largest fruit of all the sour cherries which is dark/red fruit and perfect for fresh eating but it tends to be a bit later than other varieties.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

CUPID CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 2.0 m (7 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: orange
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Berries: very large dark red/black cherries
Fruit size: 6.5g
Flavor: balanced - good for fresh eating
Harvest: late August to early September
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low