Chaenomeles Madame Butterfly
Ornamental quinces bring a welcome flush of colour to the garden in spring when their bare twigs are smothered in flowers before the glossy dark green leaves appear.
Madame Butterfly is a medium-sized deciduous shrub spreading in habit, with glossy ovate leaves 4-9cm in length. Flowers 3.5cm in width, clear salmon pink, followed by apple-shaped greenish-yellow fruit 5cm across, fragrant when ripe
This easy-to-grow deciduous shrub is excellent for a partly shady border with moderately fertile well-drained soil and looks stunning trained against a wall.
A popular compact variety it's perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited. The fruit can be eaten when cooked.
After flowering prune side-shoots to five or six leaves and remove crossing stems. Once established remove excess growth in late spring or summer and cut back all side-shoots to two or three leaves.
Grown in a 3 litre pot
Approximately 60cm tall excluding the pot