Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’


Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’ in a 3 litre pot.

Availability: Out of Stock

Nationwide Delivery

SKU: 240754 Categories: , , ,


Chaenomeles x superba is a hybrid flowering quince that is valued for its early-blooming, showy flowers and its hardiness. The plant produces cup-shaped flowers in shades of red, pink, or orange that bloom in late winter or early spring before the leaves emerge. The flowers are followed by small, apple-like fruits that are edible when cooked. Chaenomeles x superba is an excellent choice for adding early season color and interest to a mixed border or as a specimen plant. The plant is relatively low-maintenance and disease-resistant, making it a popular choice among gardeners. It can be pruned after flowering to promote healthy growth and maintain its shape. The shrub can also be propagated by softwood or hardwood cuttings.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Japanese quince ‘Jet Trail’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’ can grow to a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m.
  • Did You Know That:The wood of Chaenomeles x superba is hard and dense, and it has been used for making woodcuts and woodblocks for printing?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’ is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.


Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’ should be pruned after it has finished flowering. Side shoots should be cut back to around 5 or 6 leaves and any crossing stems can be removed completely. Please bare in mind that any flowered stems removed will not go on to produce fruit.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Chaenomeles x superba ‘Jet Trail’ can have problems with scale insects and aphids, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as fireblight and blossom wilt. It is also known to attract bees. It is not considered to be toxic.

Placing an order

Once you have added your items to the basket you can checkout securely and make payment via credit or debit Card. All payments are processed securely via PaymentNetwork.

Please enter a billing address and if required a different delivery address.

Nationwide Delivery

Deliveries will arrive within 2-3 working days

Selected products are available for signed for nationwide delivery from £4.99.
Larger items are charged at £15.00
Smaller items such as seeds cost £2.50.

DHL Parcel UK Tracked Delivery

  • Parcels are sent via DHL Parcel UK Tracked Delivery, requiring a signature on delivery.
  • Orders must be placed by 11.00am to be processed the same day.
  • Dispatch days Monday - Thursday (exc. Bank Holidays).
No minimum order for products that can be delivered using this service
Shopping Basket
10% off your first online order SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Enter your details to keep up to date with all of our latest news, offers and events and get 10% off your first online order

Exclusions apply. Check your email after submitting the form

Scroll to Top