Chaenomeles Crimson And Gold Hedging
Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold (Chaenomeles X superba Crimson and Gold) Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold is one of the best known varieties of Flowering Quince, this is a dense and twiggy deciduous shrub with thorns along the branches. From March onwards the bare branches are clothed in masses of crimson-red flowers with conspicuous golden anthers with the leaves unfurling part way through the flower display which continues until May. Later in the season the aromatic greenish yellow quince fruits develop giving further interest (they are edible after cooking and can be used in jellies and other preserves).
Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold is a useful shrub for a sunny or partially shaded bed or border, they look very effective trained on a wall, especially where space is limited.
This is an easy shrub to grow, content in any average soil where it will develop into a moderately sized shrub, wider than it is tall. Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold may also be trimmed to form a beautiful small decorative flowering (and fruiting!) hedge, with its dense twiggy growth and thorns that arent immediatly obvious, its an effective but subtle way of marking boundaries and keeping unwanted visitors from coming onto your plot. As a hedge you can keep this useful little shrub at 80-100cm in height using 3-4 plants per metre when planting.
How to grow Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold
Position: Grows in full sun, partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous, leaves drop in Autumn and are replaced with fresh new ones in Spring.
Soil and site: Any reasonable soil.
Flowering time: March-May
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 100cm high x 150cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Prune or trim as required after flowering.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.