Deciduous shrubs with thorny branches and red, pink or whitein spring, followed by yellow-green fruits.
Preferably in damp spots, for instance by a, in the sun or in partial shade.
The soil must be rich as well as damp.
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Chaenomeles japonica: Height to 125 cm; rose-pinkin mid spring.
Chaenomeles speciosa: Height to 2 m; flowering season mid to late spring; has much stronger thorns than the previous species. ‘Brilliant’ is deep red; ‘Nivalis’, pure white; ‘Simonii’, dark red, 50 cm.
Chaenomeles X superha: The result of crossing the above species. ‘Boule de Feu’, orange red; ‘Elly MoseP, bright red; ‘Fascination’, scarlet; ‘Vermilion’, vermilion red.