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Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Fruit

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Orange and Pale Pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Green and Yellow in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Japanese quince 'Geisha Girl'

Family

Rosaceae


Chaenomeles are deciduous, usually spiny shrubs with simple leaves and cup-shaped, 5-petalled flowers, solitary or clustered, in spring, followed by edible often fragrant green or yellow fruits

'Geisha Girl' is a compact deciduous shrub with semi-double salmon-pink flowers borne on leafless branches in early spring, sometimes followed by fragrant yellow fruits

Synonym(s)

  • Chaenomeles japonica 'Geisha Girl'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Can get brown scale and aphids

Diseases

Fireblight may be a problem