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Chaenomeles superba Pink Lady


Japanese Quince, Flowering Quince

Pink cup shaped flowers from March to May

Candy Pink, early blooming clusters of flowers make this ideal for adding early year colour to your garden. The flowers appear in March, followed later in the season by glossy oval leaves and apple-like edible fruits.


Enjoys a sheltered site in the sun or a little shade. It’s small sized and spreading, making it excellent for growing against walls or fences.


A hardy variety that should be well watered before planting and pruned in late spring after it flowers.

The flowering stems are often used for flower arranging such is their beautiful ornamental nature.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber, Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Mediterranean garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Garden edging, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September