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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Thunderchild'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Thunderchild
Hybridized by P.H. Wright; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Early season flowering

Pollination:
Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:
Crab

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral darylmitchell On Sep 6, 2005, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

The 'Thunderchild' flowering crabapple was developed by Percy Wright (1898-1989) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It has an oval crown, foliage that changes from dark green to purple, pink blossoms in early spring and dark red fruit. Perhaps its greatest asset is its high resistance to fireblight.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Helena, Montana
Belfield, North Dakota
Blaine, Washington



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