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Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo-Nishiki’

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An exciting and unusual Japanese shrub, Chaenomeles x 'Toyo-Nishiki' has both lovely white and pale pink flowers in spring all on the same plant. Chaenomeles are prized in Japan for its fine flowers, the jam making quality of the fruits and for use as a bonsai.

The leaves are dark green and when not in flower this plant makes a good backdrop for smaller flowering plants.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall, young plants)

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Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo-Nishiki’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo-Nishiki’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: March - April.
Flower Colour: White flushed pink
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Chaenomeles x 'Toyo-Nishiki' grows to be a medium sized or eventually large densely branching, rounded shrub.
Height: 3 m (10 ft) // [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]
Spread: 3 m (10 ft) // [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]

Notes: Chaenomeles x 'Toyo-Nishiki' has some thorns and therefore it can also be planted to create a very effective barrier.

Plant Finder: about Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo-Nishiki’

Common names

Flowering Quince, Ornamental Quince


Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo-Nishiki’ (Flowering Quince). This Chaenomeles is popular in Japan, where it is often used for creating Bonsai. The flowers open as red and create a wonderful display as they gradually age through pink, to white, on the same branch. Leaves are dark green, turning yellow to bronze before dropping. The edible, apple-like fruit becomes yellow and fragrant as it ripens.


Best planted in a sunny, sheltered position. Bring branches with swollen flower buds indoors to force the blooms for cut flowers. Watch out for thorns!

Interest and use

Grown for flowers and Bonsai. Excellent for cut flowers.

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Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo-Nishiki’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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