Growing Calendar for Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold Shrub
Delivery: Early March to Late October
Chaenomeles × superba 'Crimson and Gold', also known as ornamental quince, are grown for their highly attractive and vivid red spring flowers which are produced on bare twigs. The glossy, dark green leaves appear after the cup-shaped flower first bloom giving them centre stage that they truly disserve. After the wonderful flowers have finished it produces aromatic, greenish-yellow fruit which can be eaten when cooked. 'Crimson and Gold' is a compact variety of Chaenomeles which is better suited to smaller gardens than other larger varieties. This easy-to-grow, deciduous shrub is perfect planted in a partially shaded border but really shines when trained against a wall. Although this method takes more time it is definitely worth giving it a go.
Dig a hole large and deep enough to take the plant’s root ball.
Gently tap the plant out of its pot without disturbing the soil around the roots.
Position the plant in the hole so the plant’s crown is level with the surface and sits at the same depth as it was in the pot; make sure the roots are in direct contact with the soil.
Backfill with the excavated soil, enriched with humus-rich garden compost and firm in gently.
Water to settle the soil around the roots.
Watering: Water regularly in the first few weeks after planting and then make sure the plants are kept moist in dry spell; but don’t overwater .Plants will send their roots down in search of moisture as they grow.
Feeding: Give plants a boost if necessary with a handful of granular feed hoed into the soil in spring.
Pruning: If growing Chaenomeles against a wall, prune every year. Cut side shoots back to six shoots after flowering in spring. On established plants remove excess growth in spring or summer. This will keep the shrub neat and manageable, and encourage plenty of flowers.
Protect: Keep pests and disease at bay with our range of bug killers and fungicides.
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