Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles × superba 'Pink Lady'

Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles ×  superba  'Pink Lady'

Common Name: Flowering Quince
Genus: Chaenomeles
Species: ◊ superba
Cultivar: 'Pink Lady'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

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

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

 

  • Other features: aromatic green fruit ripening to yellow (palatable when cooked and often used in preserves and jellies); the flowering stems are useful in indoor flower arrangements


Delightful dark pink cup-shaped flowers from March to May followed by aromatic green fruit and glossy oval mid-green leaves. This fabulous flowering quince is perfect for training against a wall or fence in sun or partial shade. Flowering earlier than other varieties, it provides valuable early spring colour for a moderately fertile well-drained site.

  • Garden care: After flowering prune side-shoots to five or six leaves and remove crossing or ill-placed 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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