Flowering Quince Plant
The Flowering Quince Shrub produces a profusion of scarlet red flowers in early spring, followed by small fragrant golden fruits. Fully hardy and thrives best in a sunny position against a wall.
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1.5 metres x 1.5 metres
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A deciduous bushy spreading shrub with clusters of 5 petalled red flowers in early spring with oval green leaves following giving much pleasure. Fragrant fruit which were once used in preserves appear in autumn.
Fully hardy, Chaenomeles japonica prefers a sunny, well drained soil. For wall-trained shrubs, cut back side shoots after flowering to 2 or 3 buds and shorten growth away from the wall during growing season. Benefits from weed, mulch and feed in its early years.
Birds often nest in older shrubs and both birds and bees enjoy its bounty. It can be planted against a wall, including a north wall, as a free–standing shrub or in a pot where it can be kept to a manageable size with with judicious pruning. Height and spread in maturity 1.5m x 2.5m / 5ft x 8ft.
Common Name: Flowering quince
Latin Name: Chaenomeles japonica
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Habit: Bushy, spreading
Position: Preferably sun or partial shade
Flowering period: Early spring
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 1.5m x 2.5m / 5ft x 8ft
Special features: Deciduous, fragrant fruit