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Chaenomeles Winter Cheer - flowering quince

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This winter-flowering shrub will brighten your garden with dozens of cherry-red blossoms on bare branches. Very cold hardy, tough and drought tolerant. Make an excellent boundary hedge and the flowers last well cut in water.
Garden guru Peter Cundall calls it "Perhaps the most spectacular of all winter-flowering shrubs"

Chaneomeles speciosa 'Winter Cheer' - flowering quince

DESCRIPTION: Native to Asia, this fast-growing winter-flowering shrub has ruby-red cup-shaped winter flowers on bare spiny branches
USES: Informal boundary hedge, sheltering hedge for wildlife, feature shrub, can be espaliered against a wall. Small fragrant fruits are sour raw, but high in pectin and can be used to make jams.
PLANTING: Plant in pretty much any neutral to acid soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Will even grow in heavy clay. Supposedly deer-resistant so try it with roos.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required after flowering to maintain shape and plant health, and fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Suited to most climates in Australia. Hardy to -20C
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5m H x 1.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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