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Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chaenomeles (kee-no-MAY-leez) (Info)
Species: x superba (soo-PER-ba) (Info)
Cultivar: Jet Trail

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Fallston, Maryland

Portland, Oregon

Charleston, South Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina

Christiana, Tennessee

Bristow, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 26, 2005, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

My plant is only 2 years old. Last year it was just a "twig"; this year it consists of some 8-10 arching branches each 2-3' long. I forgot that I planted it and have ignored it entirely until it started blooming in late summer of 04. Since that time it has been in constant bloom. While it is not the most beautiful plant in my garden, the constant show of white flowers has been much appreciated in the dead of winter when no other plant in my yard dared to bloom(Jan and early Feb 05).