Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail'

Jet Trail White Flowering Quince

Categories: Shrubs

It is a dense, twiggy, spiny, deciduous shrub noted for its pure white, early spring flowers and its compact, broad-spreading habit. Five-petaled white flowers (1.5" diameter) appear in small clusters mostly before the foliage emerges in an extremely showy early spring bloom.

More About Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail'

  • a compact growing hybrid quince
  • easy to grow and very floriferous(when not too cold in spring)
  • 'Jet Trail' is a sport of C. x superba 'Texas Scarlet'.

Flowers are followed by hard, yellowish-green fruits (quinces) which ripen in autumn. Although edible, quinces are too bitter to be eaten directly from the plant, but are sometimes used in preserves and jellies. Oval to oblong, glossy dark green leaves (to 3" long). No fall color.

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3-4 ft


3-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

(4) 5-9

Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail' Characteristics


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

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • 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

  • White


  • Greenish

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for jams/jellies/juices
  • large size


  • Spreading
  • Irregular