Chaenomeles x superba ‘Cameo’

(Cameo Flowering Quince)


$27.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Chaenomeles × superba is a hybrid flowering quince resulting from the cross between C. japonica and C. speciosa. It is a dense, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with often-tangled, spiny-tipped twigs. It typically grows to 3-4’ tall and to 4-5’ wide. Flowers (to 2” diameter) bloom, often in profusion, before the leaves fully unfold in an early spring bloom. Flowers are followed by hard, yellowish-green fruits (2.5” quinces) that may acquire red tinges as they mature in autumn. Quinces are edible, but usually are considered too bitter to be eaten directly from the shrub. Quinces are sometimes used in preserves and jellies. Oval to oblong, glossy dark green leaves (to 3.5” long). No fall color.

‘Cameo’ is noted for its double peach-pink flowers and compact shape.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers well-drained loams. Established plants tolerate dryish soils. Plants bloom on old growth. Avoid heavy pruning. Prune to shape as needed in spring after flowering to stimulate growth of flowering spurs which will improve bloom for the following year (although such pruning will reduce fruit production for the current year). Promptly remove root suckers to control possible spread.

Additional information

Common Name

Cameo Flowering Quince

Botanical Name

Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 4 ft.

Width

to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Low

Blooming Period

Late winter

Flower Color

Coral pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

greenish yellow

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