Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - cooked. Very harsh and acid raw but fragrant when cooked[4][5].

Fruit

Jam

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Chaenomeles speciosa.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The fruit is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent and digestive[6][7][8]. A decoction is used internally in the treatment of nausea, joint pains, cholera and associated cramps[6][7][8].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover


Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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Cultivation

Easily cultivated in any reasonably good soil[4][5]. Prefers a deep moist well-drained loam[5]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates full shade but requires a sunny position for best fruit production[1][5][9]. Becomes chlorotic on very alkaline soils[9]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[9].

This species is hardy to about -25°c[9]. Plants fruit freely in Britain, but the fruit does not always ripen. They do best when grown against a south-facing wall[5]. A very ornamental plant[4], there are many named varieties developed for their ornamental value[10][11]. Closely allied to C. japonica[5]. A good bee plant, flowering early in the year and providing pollen and nectar[12].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Chaenomeles speciosa. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Chaenomeles speciosa.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Chaenomeles speciosa
Genus
Chaenomeles
Family
Rosaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    3 x 5
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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