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botanical name:
Chaenomeles 'Madame Butterfly'
Chaenomeles 'Madame Butterfly' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Flowering quince
synonyms:  Chaenomeles 'Whitice', Chaenomeles x superba 'Madame Butterfly'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Spreading deciduous shrub. Large peach pink flowers with white markings, opening from deep orange buds in spring. Large yellow quince-like fruits follow in autumn.

Any reasonably fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Flowers and fruits best in sun.

Easiest by layering or separation of rooted suckers if available. Alternatively from hardwood cuttings (one year old shoots).

Commercial propagation protected by Plant Breeders Rights

Can be trained as a wall shrub.
Fruits are edible, normally used for making preserves.

other notes:
Discovered by Nigel Lockwood, Whitacre Nurseries, Kent, UK.
Introduced about 2002.
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