Chaenomeles cathayensis
  • Chaenomeles cathayensis
  • Chaenomeles cathayensis

Chaenomeles cathayensis

£15.00

(Chinese Quince) Unusual in the UK, Chaenomeles cathayensis is a deciduous shrub with masses of pink flushed white flowers in spring, followed by handsome, edible large fruit later in the year.

Quantity
Supplied Size: 3L containers (3 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

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Unusual in the UK, Chaenomeles cathayensis is a deciduous shrub with masses of  pink flushed white flowers in spring, followed by handsome, edible large fruit later in the year. These fruit can be used to make jams or jellies. The leaves are tinted purple in spring, green later on.

Best flowers and fruit will be seen if grown in a warm, sunny position.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: March - April.
  • Flower Colour: White flushed pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Chaenomeles cathayensis  grows to be a medium sized or eventually large densely branching, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft) // [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft) // [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]
  • Notes: Chaenomeles cathayensis has some thorns and therefore it can also be planted to create a very effective barrier.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Fruit - Edible, Fruit - Ornamental, Screening/Hedge

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