Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl'

Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’

Ornamental quince

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl'
  • Common name: Ornamental quince
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Fruit, Perennial, Shrub, Deciduous

Ornamental quinces are incredibly easy to grow, being tolerant of virtually any soil and aspect – they can even be trained to grow up a shady wall. They provide a welcome splash of colour in spring when their bare twigs are smothered in flowers before the glossy, dark green leaves appear.

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Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ is later flowering than other varieties, bearing semi-double, apricot-pink flowers from March to May, followed by greenish-yellow fruit. It’s perfect for growing in the middle of a mixed border or trained up an obelisk or against a wall. Its fruit can be eaten when cooked.

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Grow Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to shade. Prune side-shoots after flowering.

How to grow Chaenomeles 'Geisha Girl'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Chaenomeles 'Geisha Girl' and wildlife

Chaenomeles 'Geisha Girl' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Chaenomeles 'Geisha Girl' poisonous?

Chaenomeles 'Geisha Girl' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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