Joy Creek Nursery

531-003D4   Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'     ( Flowering quince )

Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'
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(C. japonica x C. speciosa) It is with great relief that we see Chaenomeles 'Cameo' come into bloom each year. Even though we know that there is more gray weather ahead, this shrub that sits so prominently in our Four Seasons Garden is one of the heralds of spring. The double flowers are 2 inches across and fully visible from afar. After the flower show has finished, the glossy leaves develop. Much later in the season, small edible fruits appear that turn yellow as they ripen. We enjoy sniffing the fruits which release an ineffable perfume.

Early spring.  3-4 ft. x 4-5 ft.

Peach Pink flowers

Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Photo courtesy of Tamara Paulat.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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