Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Thunderchild'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Thunderchild
Hybridized by P.H. Wright
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Helena, Montana

Belfield, North Dakota

Blaine, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.