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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Echinacea

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Echinacea angustifolia

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
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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.

Echinacea is a unique flowering plant that has been used by Native Americans as medicine for centuries.

Tall stalks topped with badminton-birdie-like flowers make this plant a distinctive addition to any garden or yard.

Echinacea this drought tolerant and will attract bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

ECHINACEA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: purple flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none