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botanical name:
Chaenomeles x superba 'Knap Hill Scarlet'
Chaenomeles x superba 'Knap Hill Scarlet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering quince
synonyms:  Chaenomeles lagenaria 'Knap Hill Scarlet'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
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
description:
Free flowering hybrid with clusters of large, cup-shaped orange-red flowers in spring, followed by edible green fruits ripening to yellow..

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).

other notes:
Raised by Waterer in 1870.
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