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Chaenomeles

Chaenomeles spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

3m

Min

2.5m

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Chaenomeles Overview

Chaenomeles is a genus containing 3 species of spiny, deciduous shrubs in the rose family, Rosaceae. They bear attractive pink, red or white 5-petalled flowers in clusters, measuring 3-4.5cm wide. Flowering occurs late winter to early spring and the fruits ripen in late autumn. Leaves are simple and serrated along the edges. They originate from areas in Japan, Korea, China, Bhutan and Burma and they are popular ornamental shrub species in Europe and North America. Many cultivars have been developed.

Common problems with Chaenomeles

How to propagate Chaenomeles

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Suckers

Suckering in the summer.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Special features of Chaenomeles

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Chaenomeles

Grown for their showy flowers and fragrant fruits, used for preserves.

Spring Flowering Shrubs

Growing these shrubs will give you a glorious spring display of flowers.

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Sticky, clay soil that is either wet or rock hard? These plant will happily provide colour, texture and structure.

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