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Cultural Details for Chaenomeles speciosa 'Jet Trail'

Common Name:
Jet Trial Floweringquince

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:
Wide spreading

Flower Details:
A white-flowered sport of 'Texan Scarlet' with the qualities of the parent: five petaled, perfect, 40-60 stamens, single to double; borne solitary or 2-4 per cluster on old wood; 1.5-1.75" diameter. Jan-March in South, April further north.

Fruit Details:
Pome, 2-2.5" long and wide, yellowish green. Ripening in October; fruits are quite bitter but when cooked are used for preserves and jellies.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Brownish, often slightly pubescent. Contains thorns.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leaf spots result in premature defoliation; abundant rainfall in the spring and early summer can cause 50-75% defoliation by July. Aphids are prevalent on young stems and foliage

Native Habitat:
China, cultivated in Japan. Introduced before 1800. Zone 4 to 8(9)

Other Features:
Excellent for flower effect when fully realized.

Culture and Care:
Performs well in dry situations; full sun or partial shade with best flowering in sun; renewal pruning by elimination the older branches or cutting the whole plant to within 6" of the ground; prune after flowering.

This plant was blooming:
4/7/2010 - 4/19/2010
4/2/2007 - 5/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 53

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.