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botanical name:
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Simonii'
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Simonii' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering quince
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: yellow
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Low, spreading habit. Dark red semi-double flowers from January to April and orangey-yellow fruits in autumn.

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

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

usage:
Can be trained as a hedge. Good against a north wall or fence.

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