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Malus 'Thunderchild'

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Malus 'Thunderchild' - Thunderchild Crabapple

More About 'Thunderchild' (COPF)

  • Upright, spreading, vase-shaped, growth habit
  • Rose-coloured buds open to single, pale pink flowers before the leaves emerge
  • Flowers are followed by medium-sized, red crabapples
  • Leaves are purple in the summer, turning to a bronze colour in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

3

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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Thunderchild Crabapple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Use as a specimen, in small groups or mixed with other cultivars. Crabapples have visual appeal in the spring with their abundance of showy flowers. Added appeal lies in the fall and winter with their colourful fruit that is attractive to birds.


'Thunderchild' (COPF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Vase-shape
Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

Bronze
Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

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