Blooming a little later than most Quinces, 'Cameo' produces large, semidouble flowers of a clear, peachy coral pink. They show up splendidly against glossy new leaves of a fresh lettuce green. Abundant fruits in autumn are a bonus, a bowl of which will scent a whole room. Plants eventually grow to 5′ tall.
Three species (and a legion of hybrids among them) make up this group of fine spring-blooming shrubs native to Japan and China. The clean, bowl-shaped blooms begin to open before the leaves emerge and continue as the leaves expand. A dense, spreading habit recommends these shrubs for use as specimens, espaliers, or hedges. Give them average, well-drained soil. Full sun will produce the most blooms and fruit.
For more information on the growing and care of Quince, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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shedridt from Wilmington DE
When Henry Francis du Pont, who developed a stunning flowering quince garden at Winterthur, DE, was asked what differentiated a flower bed from a garden landscape, he uttered one word -"Quince". Visit Winterthur in mid April to see the proof of that. I cannot wait to order double pinks & oranges this season.
Latin Name Pronunciation: kih-nom'uh-leez
Three species (and a legion of hybrids among them) make up this genus of deciduous, spiny shrubs native to Japan and China. The showy, bowl-shaped blooms of Chaenomeles begin to open in spring before the leaves emerge and continue as the leaves expand. The 2″ apple-like fruit is not particularly ornamental. A dense, spreading habit recommends these shrubs for use as specimens, espaliers, or hedges.
Light/Watering: Full sun will produce the most blooms and fruit. Tolerates dry soils.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil; becomes chlorotic on very high pH soils. Fertilize once in early spring with a balanced fertilizer (such as 10-10-10). Flowering Quince is adaptable, easy to grow, and tolerant of pollution.
Pests/Diseases: Susceptible to fire blight, canker, rust, apple scab, and scale insects.
Companions: Spring-blooming shrubs, bulbs, and perennials.
Calendar of Care
Mid-Spring—Prune back to strong buds after flowering to shape. Rejuvenate overgrown shrubs by cutting out about ¼ of the oldest shoots each year.