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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Arnold Hawthorn

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Crataegus arnoldiana

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Arnold Hawthorn

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.

Arnold Hawthorn is a low-branched tree favored by wildlife and landscapers. This tree's beautiful white flowers and bright red berries make it an attractive ornamental in anyone's yard. Arnold Hawthorn is also used in windbreaks and riparian planting.

Despite its thorns, Arnold Hawthorn is a popular choice of food and shelter for deer and birds. Humans can also eat these berries fresh or preserved, but Arnold Hawthorn will not have high yields until it matures at 5-8 years.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

ARNOLD HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Berries: red pomes about 1 cm in diameter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white
Bark: gray to brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none