Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'

Cameo Pink Flowering Quince

Categories: Shrubs

‘Cameo’ is a hybrid flowering quince (C. japonica x C. speciosa) noted for its double peach-pink flowers and compact shape. It is a dense, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with often-tangled, spiny-tipped twigs. It typically grows to 3-4’ tall and to 4-5’ wide.


More About Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo'

  • a compact growing quince
  • fully double peachy/pink blooms

Peach-pink double flowers (to 2” diameter) bloom, often in profusion, before the leaves fully unfold in an early spring bloom. Flowers are followed by hard, yellowish-green fruits (2.5” quinces) that may acquire red tinges as they mature in autumn. Quinces are edible, but usually are considered too bitter to be eaten directly from the shrub. Quinces are sometimes used in preserves and jellies.

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Height:

3-4 ft

Spread:

3-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • Peach
  • Pink

Fruit

  • Greenish

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for jams/jellies/juices
  • large size

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Irregular