Taller growing Chaenomeles?

BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 750
Any one can recommend a variety of the flowering quince that grows taller and not so bushy. I had x superba in my last garden, it flowered well and was healthy but only stayed low to the ground and had a bushy form. I'm wondering if there is a more upright form that someone would recommend. Thanks  :)

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,858
    I have the white Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis' which is more small-tree-like in growth and reminds me of hawthorn.  It is more vigorous than x superba.  However, they are all rather untidy and spreading in habit as well as being very slow growers (10+ years to a mature height of up to 2m but by then they would be 4m wide if left to their own devices!)
    I've (sort of) managed to train one up some heavy trellis (just taken with flash):


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 750
    Thanks Bob, it looks more like what I'm after than the bushy superba one. 
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