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Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

A few years ago I bought what I thought was an escallonia as a bare root twiggy looking thing. It sat in my front garden not doing much apart from growing a bit taller and not getting very bushy despite a bit of pruning.

Last autumn I dug it out to make room for a hydrangea and stuck it in the back garden, it now has flower buds developing that don't look like any of the photos of escallonia I've seen online. 

To me it looks more like a chaenomeles speciosa 'Japanese quince' but has no thorns. The flowers are a peachy pink colour with yellow anthers (all the opened ones were eaten by slugs, sorry no photo)

I've never grown either of these shrubs previously so I'm a bit stumped. Any help with an ID and/or care advice will be very gratefully received.

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  • daisy doodaisy doo Posts: 90

    Flowering quince. Mine looks like that sadly without the flowers ? x

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,307

    Looks like quince to me too

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 152

    I go along with daisy doo and B3, Quince it is.  

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks daisy and B3 image

    No idea how that happened as it was defiantly packaged escallonia image

    One of my cheapo impulse buys from b&m, £1.99 in a cardboard box,  nice surprise though.

    Just need to find out how to look after it now and try and stop the slugs eating all the remaining flowers.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Oops, missed you there tall trees, thank you also image

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