Plant of the Month – April
April 3, 2017 by James Cooper
This month we are championing a great plant combination which, whilst subtle, is well worth trying. Growing a Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ with a Euonumus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ gives a beautiful cover for a shady fence and because the Euonymus is evergreen it will look good all year round.
The secret of success when growing Euonymus is to trim it regularly to encourage it to form a dense covering, it prefers dappled shade but will happily thrive on a sunnier aspect too. The Chaenomeles does best in shadier positions however.
For a more vivid show you could try a different species of Chaenomeles, maybe a ‘Texas Scarlet’ or ‘Pink Lady’
Whichever Chaenomeles you chose we think these plants make great companions and are well worth growing.