Close up of Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold brilliant red flowers with yellow stamens

‘Crimson and Gold’

Quince

Chaenomeles x superba

'Crimson And Gold'

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Close up of Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold brilliant red flowers with yellow stamens
  • Spring color
  • Edible
  • Heat tolerant
Description

Like it's name says, 'Crimson and Gold' Chaenomeles is a cascade of stunning scarlet blooms with bright yellow centers. Habit tends to be lower and broader than other flowering quince cultivars.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
3 - 5'
Width
4 - 6'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Green

Soil

Quince is quite adaptable to any soil, and shows good tolerance to dry conditions once it is established.

Pruning

If pruning is desired, do so immediately after flowering in spring. Remove oldest stems every 4-6 years.

Uses

Mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen; cutting gardens.

Growing Tips

Stems may be forced into bloom for earlier sale or enjoyment. Sets edible fruit, however, fruit sits quite close to the thorny branches, making harvesting painful.