Chaenomeles speciosa 'NIVALIS'

Chaenomeles speciosa
Chaenomeles speciosa 'NIVALIS'
Chinese flowering quince
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-2m
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME March - April
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Flowering quince is one of the most popular shrubs for bonsai makers. It is valued for its profuse flowering and irregular growth ideal for never-ending clipping and shaping. In Japan it is cultivated in similar quantity to flowering cherries and magnolias. It is a deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, and branches with 2-3 cm long spines.

Nivalis is a white flowering quince variety. Its flowers look like cherry flowers and as they open early in the spring, possibly among the earliest in the speciosa group, the blooming shrub looks like covered in fresh snow. Soon after appear fresh green leaves which add an extra springy feeling. Flowering lasts for 6-8 weeks. In October ripens funnily shaped, very aromatic and edible, green-yellow fruit, mostly inside the shrub on older branches.

Flowering quince will grow in almost any soil apart from too alkaline. For best results grow it in moderately fertile and reasonably drained garden soil, it can take clay and occasional drought when established but evenly moist soil will secure richer growth and better appearance. Pruning is crucial unless you like its natural unkempt habit. Prune the branches hard immediately after by 70-80% and remove leggy twigs from inside the shrub to achieve an airier habit with visible framework. Hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) and suitable for outdoor pots.

Last update 25-02-2016
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