New For 2022
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Hot Fire'
Ornamental quince. Deciduous shrub with large crimson flowers borne on bare stems in the spring, offering bright, early colour. The dark stems are then flushed with bright green leaves, and from autumn time, large decorative fruits appear, giving a long season of interest.
Plants flower on old wood. Prune to shape after flowers have finished to promote the growth of flowering spurs. Pruning will reduce fruit production. Plant in moist, but well draining garden soil.
Water thoroughly or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in hole so that it is level with the surrounding ground, and refill firming as necessary. Feed in spring with a general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
February - April