Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 20-30cm
Characteristics: Deciduous shrub, rounding and spreading habit, cup-shaped lemon and lime flowers, edible green-yellow fruit in autumn, suitable along sunny walls and trellises
Growth & Spread: Height 1.2m - 1.5m, Spread 1.5m - 2m
Flourishing Season: Flourishes in spring, summer and autumn, flowering in spring
Water & Maintenance: Average watering required, low maintenance shrubs
Chaenomeles X Superba ‘Lemon and Lime’ or simply call it the Japanese Quince, is a rounded deciduous shrub with spreading branches that are adorned with glossy dark green leaves. In spring, the shrub blooms pale yellow-green flowers creating a lush appearance in the garden.
These flowers attract bees and butterflies. This Japanese Quince is one of the early flowering plants excellent for wall-side borders.
Lemon and Lime produce adorable cup-shaped flowers in clusters. These pale lime green flowers open in spring right before the leaves appear and fade into creamy white. Glossy dark green leaves will add such a beautiful contrast to the flowers, that will definitely not go unnoticed. In autumn, the shrub is rewarded with green edible fruits that mature into yellow after long ripening.
A Japanese Quince will thrive in a moist and fertile soil that is well-drained. It prefers full sun or partial shade and will reach a height of 1.5 metres and similar spread at maturity. It is a sun-loving plan although it does well enough even in partial shade.
Lemon and Lime is such an amazing border shrub that requires low maintenance and is easy to grow. While growing it in a container, use a good quality compost. This plant is a fast grower, prune hard by removing any side-shoots after flowering to 2-3 buds to keep its shape and size in control.
Chaenomeles Lemon and Lime will ornate wall-sides, trellises or any sunny slopes. It is suitable for cottage gardens and informal gardens. Use this low maintenance shrub as a single specimen or group it to form stunning borders against walls.
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