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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Dutchmans pipe

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Aristolochia macrophylla

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Dutchmans pipe

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 Dutchman’s Pipe is a fast growing, deciduous, woody, climbing vine. Featuring large heart-shaped leaves that overlap and often hide the flowers. The Dutchman’s Pipe namesake comes from the long yellow-green, brown or purple flowers that flare at the end, resembling Dutch smoking pipes.

The Dutchman’s Pipe will make a great screen or shade in your urban landscape, but does require support from a trellis or a fence. To control the growth, cut back in late winter.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

DUTCHMANS PIPE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: green/brown/ purple, pipe shaped
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low




Toxicity: toxic/poisonous to people and animals

Other Names: broad leaf birthwort, pipevine, wild ginger