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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Majestic Magenta Phlox

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Phlox Majestic Magenta

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Majestic Magenta Phlox

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 Majestic Magenta is a compact ground cover plant that blooms with small, rich magenta flowers in early to mid spring. In spring expect an abundance of these star-shaped flowers.

The Majestic Magenta attracts the attention of birds and butterflies and this plant is popular for it’s low maintenance and salt-tolerance.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

MAJESTIC MAGENTA PHLOX QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: small, magenta
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low