Chaenomeles X superba Description
Japanese Quince is something of a grannies favourite, producing masses of scarlet / red flowers in spring, followed by rather plain foliage and large yellow fruit. Vicious spines will also keep unwanted visitors out. 1.5m tall x3m.
Chaenomeles X superba - Cultivation Notes
This tough shrub will flourish in the worst of garden soils whether positioned in full sun or partial shade and is hardy to point of almost being un stoppable. But be warned - its scraggly habit means Quince needs pruning - spines or not! Trim to shape after flowering, reducing last years growth by half, only cut back old wood if becoming overgrown / leggy. Ideal as a wall shrub.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Chaenomeles X superba:
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Chaenomeles X superba
- Invasive top growth
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Chaenomeles X superba:
- Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Chenomales, Chanomeles, Shanomelies,