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Japanese Quince 'Cido'

Chaenomeles japonica 'Cido'

Japanese Quince 'Cido'

Chaenomeles japonica 'Cido'

Decoration form flowers and fruits
Color of flowers orange-red
Flowering month IV, V
Evergreen plant no
Density on 1 m2 1
Annual growth 0.3-0.5 m
Aspect sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun
Frost hardiness Zones 5 - 7

A smallish shrub of decorative flowers and fragrant, bountiful fruit. The cultivar is recommended for all types of house gardens. 


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Leaves small, dark green, glossy, serrated. Flowers 3-4 cm across, decorative, orange-red, melliferous, precede the leaves in IV-V. Fruit edible, nutritious, aromatic, hard, apple-shaped; turn yellow when ripe; ripening in IX–X. They should be picked before the first frost.

HOW IT GROWS: A low shrub with spreading, thin shoots. Reaches 1 m height; grows slowly.

WHERE TO PLANT: Grows and yields fruit both in sunny and semi-shaded spots. Tolerates average, well-drained soil of neutral pH. Hardy (zone 5–8).

HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min.  Place the root ball in a 60 x 60 x 60 cm hole with a 10 cm layer of well-rotten manure. Fill the hole with fertile compost soil. Flatten the earth around the plant and cover with bark mulch. Place the root ball as deep as it was in the container. Fertilize from April and water adequately during growing season. The shrub does not require regular pruning. A light pruning can be performed once the plant thickens after a couple of seasons. Excessive pruning limits the fructification. It’s recommended to plant a couple of shrubs in a group.

HOW TO APPLY: An all-purpose plant suitable for house gardens and park settings.  Suitable for forming low hedges and as a groundcover for sloped terrain. Its fruit may be used for making jams, compote and tinctures.

ORIGIN: Latvia.