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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Boston Ivy

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Boston Ivy

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.

Boston Ivy is an elegant, climbing vine that is often seen as a decorative addition to the sides of buildings. Unlike other climbing vines, this vine does not need a support to grow on. Instead, it clings to surfaces with holdfasts located at the tendril ends.

Boston Ivy is excellent for covering walls, trellises, arbors or fences, but can also be grown on the ground. Don't plant this vine against wood walls, shingle walls, gutters, or shutters as the holdfasts can cause damage over time. This variety will grow as tall and wide as the structure it is grown upon, so make sure you plan your site accordingly.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

BOSTON IVY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: scarlet red to purple
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







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