Chaenomeles speciosa Rubra

Chaenomeles speciosa Rubra


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This compact, deciduous Japanese Quince – Chaenomeles speciosa Rubra – is a spreading shrub, with spiny branches bearing glossy, ovate leaves. In the late winter to early spring, it produces prettily cup-shaped, five-petalled flowers in a spectacular scarlet. The aromatic, green-yellow fruit that follows in late summer is traditionally used to make preserves and jellies.

There are notable advantages: Chaenomeles is ideal for a small garden, the flowering stems make dramatic, indoor flower arrangements, characteristic of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements), and the flowers attract pollinating insects at a crucially early point.

Pot Size: 10L

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Common Name: Japanese Quince

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 150cm x 150cm, over 20 years

Preferred Soil Type: Any well drained or moist but well drained soil

Aspect: Full sun / partial shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Position: North, east or west facing, sheltered

Flowering Period: Late summer to early spring