Japanese Quince

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Japanese Quince

Chaenomeles japonica
Japanese Quince
3

6 feet
3

4 feet
Japan, China
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. A hardy thorny shrub, quince lights up early spring days with rosy and red-orange blossoms. Easy to grow, it requires little effort for a terrific spring show, as long as there’s sufficient light. It also makes an effective, spiny security hedge.

The crabapple fruit is bitter but edible. Collected in autumn and mix with other fruits for jam. It contains more Vitamin C than many citrus.

Maintenance

Quince is a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t need much shaping. It blooms on old wood, so wait until just after blooming to prune. You’ll need gloves.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 3-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Orange, Pink, White
Bloom Time:
February, March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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