Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Kinshiden’

This Chaenomeles has proved a hit. Planted against a fence in a north-facing border with clay soil, it has established well. It flowered beautifully in Spring, and gave another flush again recently. It produces lime green apple like fruits (not edible).

The double white flowers, tinged with yellow stand out in the shade and easily associate with other plants.  Against a fence in a narrow border, it just needs training back with screws and wires to make sure that it doesn’t drape over the lawn, and is encouraged to grow upwards. Otherwise, in a larger border it can be allowed to bush out more.

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