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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Flowering Raspberry

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Rubus odoratus

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Flowering Raspberry

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 Flowering Raspberry is an ornamental shrubby plant that blooms with fragrant light purple flowers throughout the summer and has a large, decorative foliage of bright green leaves. The flowers resemble that of a wildrose, and the foliage turns a bright yellow in the fall. This cultivar produces small red raspberries, similar to that of a thimbleberry, but the fruit is mostly tasteless.

The Flowering Raspberry, also known as Virginia Raspberry or Purple-Flowered Raspberry, makes a great hedge plant and is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

FLOWERING RASPBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Berries: red to purple, seedy
Firmness: firm
Flavor: tasteless
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: purple
Bark: thornless orange
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: purple-flowered raspberry, virginia raspberry