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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Gray Dogwood

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Cornus racemosa

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Gray Dogwood

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.

Gray dogwood is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with greenish-white blossoms in open, terminal clusters. Young twigs are red and the fruit pedicels remain conspicuously red into late fall and early winter.

Fruit itself is a white, 1/4 in. drupe that usually does not remain on the shrub for long.

Great for naturalizing wild areas, this shrub attracts birds and other wildlife.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

GRAY DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: deep, reddish puple
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low







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