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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Canada Plum & American Plum

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Prunus nigra and americana

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Canada Plum & American Plum

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.

Canada and American Plum are almost identical in appearance and growth needs. These plants are short and stout fruit trees native to North America.

This hardy ornamental is excellent for both city dwellings as well as rural areas. During the spring, the white and pink blossoms are long lasting. The tasty fruit is suitable for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Both are commonly used as rootstock and as pollinators for other plum varieties. These trees are not widely distributed and pure seed can be hard to come by.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum


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