Tree Detail



Crabapple, Thunder Child

Malus   "Thunderchild"

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 15-20' x 10-15'

Zone: 3-7   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: pointly

Elevation (if known): To 7,500'

Water: Regular, do not allow to dry out.

Soil : Prefers moist, well-drained. Does not tolerate alkaline soil.

Sun: Full

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

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board;; Alberta, CA government Agriculture; Dunvegan Gardens