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CHAENOMELES

Commonly known as Japanese quince, Japonica, Ornamental quince

All Flower MAR-MAY

These Flowering quince produce fruit which is palatable when cooked like the Common quince Cydonia oblonga. Flowering quince fruit contains much more pectin; more than lemons.

Shrubs can be grown as a spiny barrier and maintained as bonsai.

Genus of 3 species of deciduous, often spiny, shrubs, one sometimes a small tree, from mountain woodlands in China and Japan.


  • Deciduous
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - grown for their early, 5-petalled, cup-shaped flowers. and ornamental fruit (palatable when cooked).
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - for best blooms and fruit grow in sun.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - C. japonica makes a good low hedge. All look good trained against a wall. Good bee plants providing early nectar and pollen.Notably resistant to honey fungus.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, aphids, canker.
  • Place of origin - China, Japan.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Buy Varieties of CHAENOMELES

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Geisha Girl'  AWARD

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Geisha Girl'  >


Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Peach apricot flowers, ideal for training up a wall
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Moerloosei'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
(syn. ‘Apple Blossom’) - large white flowers flushed dark pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Nivalis'

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
This variety has medicinal properties and pure white flowers. Upright habit
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Rubra'

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Clear red
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each
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CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Simonii'

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Blood red, semi-double flowers, dwarf spreading habit
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£15.00 each
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CHAENOMELES x superba 'Crimson and Gold'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Deep crimson petals with golden anthers
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Jet Trail'

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Large white flowers with a dwarf trailing habit. Ideal as ground cover
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Lemon and Lime'

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Pale greenish-yellow flowers in spring fading to creamy white. Yellow fruits in autumn
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Nicoline'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Deep scarlet
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Pink Lady'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.
Clear rose-pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Arches - Obelisks & Trellis
Metal wall trellis
Steel garden trellis panels finished with ball finials. 10 year guarantee.
3 options from £10.45

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Garden Goodies
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Only £10.20

Garden Goodies
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
Only £10.20

Garden Goodies
Sisal Twine
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Only £4.50

Garden Goodies
Natural Twine
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Only £4.00

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