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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Empress Tree

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Paulownia tomentosa

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Empress Tree

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.

The Empress Tree is a fast growing, ornamental shade tree. It has purple, fragrant flowers that are quite attractive. The flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring. The leaves of this tree can grow very large, up to 30 cm long.

As one of the fastest growing trees in the world, this tree has been given considerable attention for carbon sequestration projects. It drops many seeds which can make it invasive in warmer climates. Please do some research and plant the right tree in the right place.

The Empress tree’s genus name comes from Princess Paulowna, daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

EMPRESS TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: 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: light purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: chinese empress tree, foxglove tree, princess tree, royal paulownia