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Chaenomeles Geisha Girl

Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

After resisting the urge to purchse any bargain plants this autumn/winter I succumbed to a healthy looking Chaenomeles Geisha Girl on sale for £3.00 at our local garden centre/furniture/ fire damage good shop. The flowers look beautiful on the label [no surprise there], but does anyone actually grow this variety and if so what do you think of it?


  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    I have two, not GG bit one bright red and the other light pink and both grew and flowered madly in spring in the first year and again this second year (early cos it's mild). I simply would not be without them, they are in very uncompromising shady areas in heavy clay too.


  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    I have certainly got heavy clay and also some shady areas. I know that Chaenomeles are successful in this area from seeing them in many gardens, but nothing like the colour on the label. mainly orangy reds [which don't appeal to me ] and some white..

  • We have had one for years. It grew in a tiny pot as a bonsai for a while then we 'released' it in the wild. It has grown to about 60cm in height on poor soil. Its peachy blooms are gorgeous!

  • Just Google image searched it and it's beautiful! image

  • BELBEL Posts: 49
    I have a GG which is growing well. The flowers are a beautiful colour although I

    made the mistake of putting it a few feet from a red chaenomeles which stands out more against the fence. Would have stood out better next to more green. It is growing plenty of branches and the flowers look very delicate. A very ladylike colour!
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