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Chaenomeles 'Madame Butterfly'
common name: Flowering quince
synonyms: Chaenomeles 'Whitice', Chaenomeles x superba 'Madame Butterfly'
full sun, part shade
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.
Discovered by Nigel Lockwood, Whitacre Nurseries, Kent, UK.
Introduced about 2002.