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Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' (Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly'

Other names

Flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly', Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly'

Genus

Chaenomeles Chaenomeles

Variety or Cultivar

'Madame Butterfly' _ 'Madame Butterfly' is a medium spreading shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and salmon-pink and white flowers with yellow centres that blooms in late winter to early spring, followed by golden-yellow fruit.


Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Flower

White, Salmon, Pink in Spring; White, Salmon, Pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green, Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous, Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale Aphids , Brown scale

Fireblight Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' (Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly'

Other names

Flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly', Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly'

Genus

Chaenomeles Chaenomeles

Variety or Cultivar

'Madame Butterfly' _ 'Madame Butterfly' is a medium spreading shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and salmon-pink and white flowers with yellow centres that blooms in late winter to early spring, followed by golden-yellow fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact


Colour

Flower

White, Salmon, Pink in Spring; White, Salmon, Pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green, Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous, Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale

Specific diseases

Fireblight

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' (Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' (Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' (Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly')

Common pest name

Cedar-Quince rust; Quince rust; Rust of apple; Rust of juniper; Rust of quince

Scientific pest name

Gymnosporangium clavipes

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU regulated rust disease which helps mitigate against introduction. A review of EU regulations will help to ensure that all hosts are regulated.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Madame Butterfly' (Japanese flowering quince 'Madame Butterfly')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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What's wrong with my flowering Quince, Madame Butterfly?

I planted my quince in 2009 and whilst it seems to flower and grows beautifully, the leaves all curl up. It doesn't appear to have any bugs on it and the leaves don't drop off. Any ideas? read more

What's wrong with my flowering quince

I have a clay soil, which I have dug a lot of manure and general purpose compost into. I planted the plant 45 cm away from a fence. Soon after I planted it, the leaves started to curl and look… read more

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