Chaenomeles × superba 'Pink Lady'

flowering quince

3 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delightful, dark pink, cup-shaped flowers from March to May, followed by aromatic, green fruit, and glossy, oval, mid-green leaves. This fabulous flowering quince is perfect for training against a wall or fence in sun or partial shade. Flowering earlier than other varieties, it provides valuable early spring colour for a moderately fertile, well-drained site.

  • Garden care: After flowering prune side-shoots to five or six leaves and remove crossing or ill-placed stems. Once established remove excess growth in late spring or summer and cut back all side-shoots to two or three leaves.

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Glowing early spring colour

By pippa M

from Somerset

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    Comments about Chaenomeles x superba 'Pink Lady':

    Has been in nearly two years, a little on the slow side, but that might be the nature of the plant. Have not had it in the garden before. But seems happy and healthy, so no complaints from me

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    • Q:

      I'm perplexed. In the description of this you say it flowers earlier than others. You say Moerllosei flowers later than others. Yet you describe both as flowering from March to May. Please clarify. Thank you.
      Asked on 2/10/2016 by parsnip from London

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        A:

        Hello,

        I'm afraid it is difficult to be too specific about flowering times as this is largely dependent on the weather, however all the Chaenomeles tend to flower between March and May. It is true that Pink Lady usually flowers slightly earlier than the rest, and Moerloosei later, however the difference between the two may just be a couple of weeks.

        Answered on 5/10/2016 by Helen from crocus
    • Q:

      Plant to cover a fence

      Please can you suggest a shrub/tree that could be grown as an espalier on a new 2 metre close boarded fence, facing East by North-it gets a good few hours of sun in the morning. I need to cover about 10 to 12 feet in width, and the plant would need to be planted close to one end of the fence. (The fence borders a paved area leading into a border.) I would hope to start with something already fairly well grown if possible. Many thanks
      Asked on 6/12/2009 by Rita Ireland

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      • A:

        Hello There, The best options would be one of the following
        Chaenomeles http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.chaenomeles/
        Pyracantha http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.pyracantha/
        or Garrya http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/garrya-elliptica-james-roof/classid.3880 Unfortunately though we only sell the sizes listed on our site and none of them will have been trained into an espalier. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 8/12/2009 by Rita Ireland
      • A:

        Dear Helen, Thank you for the reply. I had been thinking about Pyracantha so you have confirmed that this would be suitable.

        Answered on 8/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
    • Q:

      Plants to deter cats

      Hello, my tiny terrace garden was recently made over at some expense but my 2 beloved moggies have ruined the one flower bed by using it as a loo-I am about to spend yet more money on having it cleaned up but how do I deter the cats from ruining it again? They are outdoor cats and use the catflap and there is nowhere indoors to put a litter tray anyway. Friends suggested several centimetres of woodchips? on the soil would put them off but I would value your advice before I invest. Also, which perfumed lilies are poisonous to cats?-or are they all? I am not thinking of poisoning the 2 moggies but I would like some lilies in pots but not if they are going to harm the cats. Also, suggestions of perfumed climbing shrubs that will stand shade. Many thanks Sonia
      Asked on 23/7/2009 by Sonia Richardson

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      What can I grow in clay soil?

      I have clay soil and am finding it hard to grow anything at all. I am not a gardener so not keen on digging in good compost, besides that my garden is so big it would take me ages. Are there any plants, shrubs that grow well in clay soil? I was thinking of a Chaenomeles. Have you any other suggestions? Many thanks Margaret
      Asked on 26/6/2009 by Anonymous

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      • A:

        Hello Margaret, There are loads of plants which will grow in clay soil including trees, shrubs, roses and climbers, which don't need to be lifted and divided every few years. Planting should be tackled when the soil is reasonably dry, early autumn or early spring seem to be the best times. If you really can't face digging, then you should apply bulky organic matter (like composted bark) as a generous layer of mulch in the autumn and the worms will help work it into the soil over the winter. Gypsum is also quite effective in helping to break down most clay soils. The Chaenomeles should be fine in your clay soil, provided it does not stay too wet for any length of time. For more ideas, just click on the following link, which will take you straight to all the clay-loving plants we sell. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.9/numitems.0/sort.0/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 4/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
    • Q:

      Does my Japanese flowering quince have edible fruit?

      I bought a Japanese flowering quince about 2 years ago and the crop of fruit this year is larger and more uniformly yellow-pink than last year's - is the fruit purely ornamental or can I use it in cooking?
      Asked on 27/9/2006 by Delphine

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      • A:

        The fruit of Chaenomeles are palatable when cooked, but really its grown as an ornamental plant.

        Answered on 28/9/2006 by Crocus
    • Q:

      Can I plant a flowering Pink Lady Quince now?

      My Aunt has asked me to order her a flowering Pink Lady Quince for her birthday. If I place the order today, will it be safe to plant it when it arrives in two weeks time? Also, could you please recommend a suitable compost/fertiliser?
      Asked on 3/11/2005 by David Needham

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      • A:

        As a general rule, plants that are grown in containers such as most of ours, can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise, however you can plant in mid summer as long as you make sure the plant is kept well watered. As for a suitable compost, if you are potting it in to a pot then any general purpose potting compost will do. At this time of year I wouldn't recommend using a fertiliser at all, but in spring and summer a general purpose one will do.

        Answered on 4/11/2005 by Crocus
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      How can I stop cats fouling in my garden?

      I have a problem with cats fouling in my garden. Is there anything you can suggest that I use to to prevent this?
      Asked on 26/4/2005 by Pam McCarthy

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