A very ornamental, red flowered, small shrub. Its shiny, bright red flowers open before the leaves appear, giving a fantastic sight. The Chaenomeles japonica is suitable for pot growing (as a patio plant) and to be trained to a wall. It looks great when arched over pathways or steps in the garden. Its apple sized fruits are edible, yellow when ripe. The fruit is best when cooked as it makes a perfect addition to any jams and the squeezed juice is rich in aroma. Fast growing and hardy to -20C.
|Plant type||Deciduous shrub|
|Flower||Red - March to April|
|Fruit||Edible - Yellow when ripe|
|Soil type||Slightly acidic|
|Rate of growth||Fast|
|Height and spread||1.5m x 0.7m|
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