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.

Further Reading....

  • 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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Chaenomeles - Growing Guide

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CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Geisha Girl'

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Geisha Girl'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Peach apricot flowers, ideal for training up a wall

 
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CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Moerloosei'

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Moerloosei'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

(syn. ‘apple blossom’) - large white flowers flushed dark pink

 
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CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Nivalis'

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Nivalis'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

This variety has medicinal properties and pure white flowers. Upright habit

 
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CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Rubra'

CHAENOMELES speciosa 'Rubra'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Clear red

 
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CHAENOMELES x superba 'Crimson and Gold'

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Crimson and Gold'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Deep crimson petals with golden anthers

 
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CHAENOMELES x superba 'Jet Trail'

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Jet Trail'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Large white flowers with a dwarf trailing habit. Ideal as ground cover

 
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CHAENOMELES x superba 'Lemon and Lime'

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Lemon and Lime'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Pale greenish-yellow flowers in spring fading to creamy white. Yellow fruits in autumn

 
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CHAENOMELES x superba 'Nicoline'

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Nicoline'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Deep scarlet

 
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CHAENOMELES x superba 'Pink Lady'

CHAENOMELES x superba 'Pink Lady'

Flowering quince, Japanese quince

Clear rose-pink

 
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