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Thunderchild Crabapple
Catalogue A# 2005-006  H3
GPS 45D 43' 57" N / 108D 37' 20" W

Malus 'Thunderchild'

Family: Rosaceae

Common name: Thunderchild Crabapple

Location: Front of Homestead Barn

Number in accession: 1

This 16 inch Crabapple provides overall benefits of: $60 every year.

Deciduous Tree Type: Flowering Tree
Tree Habit: Upright, Spreading
Mature Size (generic): TREE (10-20' Tall) • Average WIdth
Fall Color: None
Features: Showy Flowers
Flowering Season: Spring
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Water Needs: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Light Needs: Full Sun
Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 15-18 ft.
Name: Thunderchild Purple-Leaf • Pink-Flowering Crabapple


This compact, upright spreader has deep purple leaves and delicate pink flowers which appear before the foliage. Resistant to fireblight, this COPF introduction was discovered by Percy Wright of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Hardy to -40°F Maximum Elevation: 8,500 ft.

overallbenefitsMA216Park or other vacant
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