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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Butternut

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Juglans cinerea

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Butternut

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.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

Want a large order (over 500 trees) of Butternut? Ask us about contract grows and get the best prices for our 2019 harvest!

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 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
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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