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Does anyone have any pictures of chaenomeles in leaf?

emerbemerb West of IrelandPosts: 28
I'm trying to get an idea of what a chaenomeles shrub would look like for much of the year but I can only find pictures of plants in flower. Does anyone have any pictures or know of a possible source?


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    Google images chaenomeles leaf . there's hundreds of pictures
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • emerbemerb West of IrelandPosts: 28
    Sorry, I meant the full plant rather than the little close up pictures of a couple of leaves. Although using "chaenomeles leaf" does throw up a few pictures I hadn't seen before, thanks.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,498
    It depends how you grow it ... you can grow it as a lax sprawling shrub or tightly clipped against a wall or even espaliered. 

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  • emerbemerb West of IrelandPosts: 28
    I found a great blog post showing lots of photos at different times of the year: Thank you, B3, for leading me in the right direction.

    Dovefromabove - I was looking for any and all forms as I've never seen the plant in person. It sounds lovely though.
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    Grown as a lax shrub.
    SW Scotland
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    One of mine seeded itself between paving slabs so I prune it to grow flat against the fence.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    I have Chaenomles 'Crimson and Gold growing in a mixed ornamental hedge with Physocarpus 'Lady in Red'' on one side of it and Cotoneaster 'Lacteus' on the other. The Chaenomeles flowers before the leaves appear on the Physocarpus and the foliage then blends into the hedge before the ornamental quinces appear in Autumn. I think it is a plant which needs to mix in with others rather than stand alone. Although other people may disagree.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
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