Crabapple, Thunder Child
Category: deciduous tree Size: medium
Mature Size: 15-20' x 10-15'
Zone: 3-7 Growth Rate: moderate
Elevation (if known): To 7,500'
Water: Regular, do not allow to dry out.
Soil : Prefers moist, well-drained. Does not tolerate alkaline soil.
Comments: Delicate pink blooms and deep purple foliage that turns yellow-orange in autumn. Hybridized in Saskatoon. Tolerant of urban pollution. Small fruit not as messy as some.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions: Do not allow to dry out
CO/NM native? no Native to: hybridized 1978
Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; DenverPlants.com; Alberta, CA government Agriculture; Dunvegan Gardens