Flowering quince, Japanese quince, japonica. A spreading thorny shrub with changing seasonal interest. Clusters of cup-shaped, bright scarlet red oriental looking flowers are borne in spring, followed by attractive green edible quince fruits ripening to yellow holding on into the winter. Height 1.5m. Spread 2m. Fruits from August Deciduous. Hardy, suitable for most positions in sun/part shade.
- Position: sun/shade
- Soil: fertile, free draining
- Eventual Size: 90cm -120cm
- Habit: bushy, upright
- Foliage: deciduous, dark green leaves
- Common Names: Flowering Quince, Japanese Quince and Chinese Quince
Chaenomeles will thrive in all soils, but will benefit from the addition of good compost when planting. Prune to encourage desired shape in summer.
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