Chaenomeles x superba 'Fire Dance'

Flowering quince

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

Chaenomeles x superba is a garden hybrid produced by crossing the vigorous C. speciosa with lavish-flowering C. japonica. Plants flower very heavily and tend to grow wider than they are tall, an advantage when wall trained. A tough and very hardy shrub, popular for late winter and early spring colour in almost any situation in the garden. Plants flower best in full sun, but will give satisfaction in partial shade. 'Fire Dance' is a further cross between C. x superba and a speciosa variety, resulting in one of the best red quinces, with masses of vivid blooms, followed by heavy crops of fragrant fruits.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Chaenomeles

Species: x superba

Cultivar: Fire Dance

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Reader reviews


Yes it does loose its leaves. I have one on a west facing stone wall and it flowers profusely for ages before it's fully leafed.


Hello, I wanted to know if that plant is deciduous? thank you :D

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