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Chaenomeles x superba Jet Trail

Japanese Quince, Flowering Quince

Unusual white flowers from March to May

A small, upright shrub with a dense, spreading habit, in early spring it produces clusters of beautiful, bowl shaped white flowers on bare twigs.


Enjoys the sun or a little shade and is perfect for training against a wall or fence. The thorn free branches mean it is more easily trained than some varieties.


May need some protection from the frost and cold weather and can be pruned in after flowering for a better bloom the following year.

As the flowers fade, egg shaped, fragrant fruit will begin to appear from August onward. This is edible and can be used to make jelly.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber, Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 95 cm - 120 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 60 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From March to September