Chaenomeles × superba 'Crimson and Gold'

flowering quince

3 litre pot
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Early-flowering crimson-red flowers, studded with golden anthers, clothe bare branches on sunny walls - lighting up spring and often beating the daffodils in the sprint for spring

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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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

    Ornamental quinces bring a welcome flush of colour to the garden in spring, when their bare twigs are smothered in flowers before the glossy, dark green leaves appear. 'Crimson and Gold' has striking, cup-shaped, bright red flowers with conspicuous yellow centres from March to May, followed by aromatic, greenish-yellow fruit. This easy-to-grow, deciduous shrub is excellent for a partly shaded border with moderately fertile, well-drained soil and looks stunning trained against a wall. A popular compact variety, it's perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited. The fruit can be eaten when cooked.

  • Garden care: After flowering, prune side-shoots to five or six leaves and remove crossing 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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    • Shed Cover

    Comments about Crocus Chaenomelesxsuperba'Crimson and Gold':

    This plant is stunning! I grow it up the sunny side of my potting shed and I can't say enough positives about it. No fuss, no maintenance, just the most beautiful scarlet flowers covering every stem. The only down side would be the thorns but I still give it five stars. Its one of my garden delights.

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    • Q:

      You mention a 3L pot, but what height will the plant be approximately when delivered. I want a substantial size if I have choice.
      Asked on 26/5/2014 by Little planty from Wiltshire

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor



        All the plants will vary and the time of the year will also play a part, however as a very general guide, I would expect them to be around 40 - 75cm tall in a 3 litre pot.

        Answered on 30/5/2014 by helen from crocus
    • Q:

      do Chaenomeles have to be grown against wall/fence or can they be stand alone?
      Asked on 3/3/2014 by Landfall from Petersfield

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      • Plant Doctor


        Hello there
        No it doesn't have to be grown against a wall or fence, it can be grow as a free standing shrub.

        Answered on 4/3/2014 by Anonymous 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
        or Garrya 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

      1 answer

    • Q:

      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. 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:

      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

      1 answer

    • Q:

      What climber can I grow in a shady area?

      I have a blank wall that only gets sun late afternoon. Can you please advise me what I should choose?
      Asked on 21/3/2005 by william high

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