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My Chaenomeles struggles to grow well & thicken out although I get quite a few flowers. It is planted on an east facing wall in sandy loam - neutral to acid. Advice on when and how to feed would be appreciated if this might be the problem. Also, what to mulch it with.

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th February 2013 21:21

Re: Chaenomeles x superba 'Crimson and Gold'

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Jay,
Sounds like the soil is right, and it must be somewhat happy to flower so well. How much light does it get? It likes full sun, easily tolerates partial shade - is it getting too little light? You can feed with a fertilizer high in nitrogen after flowering to encourage more leaf production.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 19th February 2013 19:14