Flowering quince

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis'

Flowering quince - Chaenomeles speciosa  'Nivalis'

Common Name: Flowering quince
Genus: Chaenomeles
Species: speciosa
Cultivar: 'Nivalis'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Edible fruit, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
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

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

    The stems of this vigorous flowering quince are smothered with pretty pure white flowers from March to May followed by aromatic green-yellow fruit. Excellent for planting on a sunny or partly shady boundary with moderately fertile well-drained soil. The spiny branches are a useful deterrent against unwanted intruders and marauding cats.

  • 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.

  • Goes well with: Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud', Buddleja davidii 'Peace', Choisya ternata, Myrtus communis, Saxifraga x urbium, Galanthus nivalis.


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