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Japanese Quince 'Crimson and Gold'

Chaenomeles ×superba 'Crimson and Gold'

Japanese Quince 'Crimson and Gold'

Chaenomeles ×superba 'Crimson and Gold'

Decoration form flowers and fruits
Color of flowers red
Flowering month IV, V 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 5 - 7 Zones 5 - 7

A smallish shrub of highly ornamental flowers and fragrant fruit. The cultivar is recommended for all types of house gardens. 


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Leaves smallish, dark green, glossy, serrated. The plant’s top attraction are flowers, single, red with yellow stamens. Melliferous, 4 cm across, they appear in IV–V. Fruit edible, nutritious, hard, apple-shaped (4-7 cm across), yellow when ripe; ripening in IX–X. They should be picked before the first frosts.

HOW IT GROWS: A low, decumbent shrub reaching 1.2-1.5 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.  Its fruit may be used for making jams, compote and tinctures.