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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Trumpet Vine

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Campsis radicans



Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Trumpet Vine

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.

Trumpet Vine is a dense, multi-stemmed climbing vine with orange to red trumpet-shaped flowers. They bloom throughout the summer, adding a pop of colour to your landscape. Their fast growth rate and climbing abilities make it well suited for trellises, arbors, walls, and fences. It is recommended that structures are strong enough to bear the weight of the plant as it grows.

Regular pruning is recommended as blooms occur on new growth and it helps control the spreading nature of the plant. Care should be taken when planting the Trumpet Vine, especially in warmer climates as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.



Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: orange to red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high

Toxicity: slightly toxic if eaten, contact with leaves, flowers, and sap can cause minor skin irritation among people and animals

Other Names: common trumpet creeper, cow itch vine, devils shoestring, foxglove vine, hellvine, trumpet climber , trumpet creeper , trumpet flower , trumpet honeysuckle