Flowering quince

Chaenomeles × superba 'Crimson and Gold'

Flowering quince - Chaenomeles × superba  'Crimson and Gold'

Common Name: Flowering quince
Genus: Chaenomeles
Species: superba
Cultivar: 'Crimson and Gold'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March to May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


    Ornamental quinces bring a welcome flush of colour to the garden in spring when their bare twigs are smothered in flowers before the glossy dark green leaves appear. 'Crimson and Gold' has striking cup-shaped bright red flowers with conspicuous yellow centres from March to May followed by aromatic greenish-yellow fruit. This easy-to-grow deciduous shrub is excellent for a partly shady border with moderately fertile well-drained soil and looks stunning trained against a wall. A popular compact variety it's perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited. The fruit can be eaten when cooked.
  • Garden care: After flowering prune side-shoots to five or six leaves and remove crossing stems. Once established remove excess growth in late spring or summer and cut back all side-shoots to two or three leaves.


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