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Chaenomeles | Japanese flowering quince 'Jet Trail' - 15-25cm - 3lt

Chaenomeles | Japanese flowering quince 'Jet Trail' - 15-25cm - 3lt

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Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail' is a delightful flowering shrub that belongs to the Rosaceae family. Also known as the Japanese quince, 'Jet Trail' is a cultivar that showcases a profusion of stunning white blossoms, making it a popular choice for garden enthusiasts and landscape designers alike.

This deciduous shrub typically reaches a height of 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters) with a slightly wider spread. Its growth habit is dense and compact, forming a neat mound of foliage. The glossy, dark green leaves provide an attractive backdrop to the abundant flowers that emerge in early spring, creating a striking contrast.

The most remarkable feature of 'Jet Trail' is its breathtaking flowers. Each blossom is about 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8 centimeters) in diameter and resembles a delicate, pure white rose. The flowers emerge before the leaves, creating a stunning display that can brighten up any garden. 'Jet Trail' is a prolific bloomer, producing an abundance of flowers that can cover the entire shrub, creating a captivating spectacle.

In addition to its ornamental value, 'Jet Trail' offers benefits to pollinators. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the garden. After the blooms fade, small, apple-like fruits may develop. These fruits are not typically consumed by humans, but they can persist on the plant into autumn, adding an interesting visual element.

This cultivar is known for its adaptability and resilience. It thrives in a variety of soil types and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade, although it generally prefers a location with ample sunlight to maximize flower production. 'Jet Trail' is also relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal pruning to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged wood.

Overall, Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail' is a captivating shrub that brings beauty and charm to any landscape. Its stunning white flowers, lush foliage, and hardy nature make it a versatile choice for gardens, borders, or even container planting. Whether used as a focal point or as part of a mixed planting, this cultivar is sure to add a touch of elegance and grace to any outdoor space.

  • Common Name

    Japanese flowering quince 'Jet Trail'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Southeast Asia

  • Flower

    five-petal apple-blossom-shaped, pure white, coral pink, and scarlet red

  • Foliage

    oblong, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, dense, broad-rounded

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period


early spring


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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