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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Blue Beech

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Carpinus caroliniana

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Blue Beech

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.

Blue Beech is a beautiful, ornamental tree with enticing features. The foliage transforms throughout the season, offering a kaleidoscope of color. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, transforming to dark green, and then turn striking shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall. Once all the foliage has dropped, grooved, blue-grey bark becomes striking on a winter landscape.

Blue Beech has an attractive globular shape and has been successfully grown in both full shade and full sun locations. Make sure you provide ample moisture to ensure this tree thrives.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

BLUE BEECH QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3b
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Nuts: Small nuts with earthy, sweet taste
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none