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Chaenomeles cathayensis

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A native of western China which is where the seed of the parent plant at Ness Gardens came from. Grown primarily for its salmon-pink flushed white flowers in April which are followed by the largest fruit of the genus, these are yellow, aromatic and pear-shaped highly sought after for making jellies and jams, especially good cooked with apples in pies. Forming a very hardy deciduous shrub to 3 m tall by 3 m wide coping well with most fertile soils with some drainage, in part shade to full sun.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Rosaceae) Chaenomeles cathayensis
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Pink Spring, autumn large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Normal Part shade, Sun Deciduous autumn colour China
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
Yes EDIBLE fruit
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