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Another dead plant?

This is a Chaenomeles Pink Storm thornless rose. It looked a lot healthier when I bought it last year. Is it dead? How can I know for sure?

Thanks in advance.


  • B3B3 Posts: 18,240
    Scratch a little bark off with your thumbnail . It It's green underneath, it's alive. Try a few branches in case just one or two are dead. It doesn't look dead to me.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • It has passed the test - all green! The same cannot be said for my lime tree☹
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,240
    Good in parts😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 4,867
    Slightly confused (easily done) by the name, a Chaenomeles is commonly known as a Japanese Quince, which is not a thornless rose. Or is it? Is thornless rose another name for it, even though it is not?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,005
    @Nollie. It is from the Rose family. But I’ve never heard of a thornless Chaenomeles.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • The ones on Google Images look far healthier! ahaha
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 4,867
    Well I have done the obvious and looked up Chaenomeles Pink Storm, and it is fruitless and thornless, so its a fruitless, thornless chaenomeles/Japanese quince, from the rose family but not a rose. Learn something new from this forum every day, @Lyn!
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