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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Hardy Banana

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Musa basjoo

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Hardy Banana

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 Hardy Banana is a fast-growing evergreen perennial that dies down to the ground each year. A stunning tropical-looking accent for your yard and patio, the Japanese Fiber Banana can be overwintered outdoors in several northern U.S. states and southern Canadian regions. In northern regions, you can bring this plant inside and leave it in your garage. If you enjoy Mexican cuisine, you can use the leaves to make tamales.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

HARDY BANANA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: large cream to yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: japanese banana, japanese fibre banana


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