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PlantFiles: Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles 'Cameo'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chaenomeles (kee-no-MAY-leez) (Info)
Cultivar: Cameo

Synonym:Chaenomeles speciosa

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16 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive valliebeth17 On May 24, 2012, valliebeth17 from Crown Point, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

I think this is my fifth year with this bush... it started as a small twig and this year it's branches are spread five feet wide, four feet high. It was covered with beautiful flowers. They add such a bright pop of color along with creeping phlox, tulips and daffodils. I've heard some people warn about flowering quince having suckers, but I've yet to see any.

Positive boxwood4 On May 29, 2010, boxwood4 from Rancocas, NJ wrote:

This cv. does not have thorns.

Positive JenniferE On Jun 14, 2006, JenniferE from Lebanon, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have been growing Cameo for a few years now, and I am very happy with it. The plants are filling in nicely with only occasional trimming to keep them neat. The flowers are a wonderful peachy coral in the spring, and sometimes there is a small rebloom in the fall.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
Anderson, California
San Leandro, California
Marietta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Chesterton, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Baltimore, Maryland (2 reports)
Saint Louis, Missouri
Rancocas, New Jersey
Crown Point, New York
Pennellville, New York
Tonawanda, New York
Salem, Oregon
Walterville, Oregon
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Pickens, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Gilmer, Texas
Locust Dale, Virginia
Gold Bar, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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