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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Dark Pink
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
  • Fragrant
Fruit Type*
  • Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
  • Ornamental/Medium Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Purple
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Purple
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Provides Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Sound Barrier
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Malus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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THUNDERCHILD CRABAPPLE

Malus x 'Thunderchild'

Buy Thunderchild Crabapple online. An upright spreading tree that has deep purple leaves and flowers that appear before the foliage.

Mature Height:

15-20 Feet

Mature Spread:

12-15 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Apple / Crabapple

Malus species cannot be shipped into CA, OR, or WA.

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase THUNDERCHILD CRABAPPLE Online

5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3828

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
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$130.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 3852

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
(6-8 ft tall)
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$200.00

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I've never seen a plant packaged that well before and was surprised at the size and quality of the plant itself.


Ferman
Royal, AR
November 2016

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