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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Pawpaw

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Asimina triloba

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Pawpaw

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 Pawpaw fruits are edible and delicious with a banana-mango flavour, and can be eaten fresh or enjoyed in ice cream or baking. Wildlife are also known to enjoy the fruit. It is a small understory tree or large shrub found in wooded slopes, ravines and along streams. Often spreads by root suckering to form thickets. Cup shaped purple flowers form in the spring followed by yellow-green oblong fruits which turn a dark brown once mature.

Add Pawpaw to your rain garden today to enjoy the ornamental and tasty value this shrub has to offer.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

PAWPAW QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
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
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flavor: similar to mango or banana
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: red purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: american pawpaw, custard apple, custard apple tree, indian banana, paw paw, paw-paw, wild banana