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Japanese Quince in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Chaenomeles japonica

 

Japanese Quince

Flowering Quince is a shrubby tangle of thorny branches and simple green foliage until latw winter when it bursts into brilliance as the brightly colored flowers emerge from the leafless stems. The flowers are followed by 2" round, yellow, edible fruit. The longer the cold winter lasts, the more prolific the flowering will be. Chaenomeles japonica is a species Chaenomeles which is native to South Korea and Japan. It is an red, white or pink flowering shrub with oval shiny leaves. The branches have spines so care needs to be taken when pruning. After flowering yellow apple type 'Quince' like fruit appear that can be harvested and made into a jelly. They are a number of cultivars available.

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plant Features
  • Japanese Quince likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Quince likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Japanese Quince is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Japanese Quince likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Japanese Quince

Latin name

Chaenomeles japonica

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Quince likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Japanese Quince is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Quince likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Quince likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Quince is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Chaenomeles japonica

Flowering Quince is a shrubby tangle of thorny branches and simple green foliage until latw winter when it bursts into brilliance as the brightly colored flowers emerge from the leafless stems. The flowers are followed by 2" round, yellow, edible fruit. The longer the cold winter lasts, the more prolific the flowering will be. Chaenomeles japonica is a species Chaenomeles which is native to South Korea and Japan. It is an red, white or pink flowering shrub with oval shiny leaves. The branches have spines so care needs to be taken when pruning. After flowering yellow apple type 'Quince' like fruit appear that can be harvested and made into a jelly. They are a number of cultivars available.


Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Chaenomeles are easy to grow in almost any soil, as long as it is well drained and not overly-fertile. They will tolerate a wide range of soil pH from slightly alkaline to acidic and can be planted in full sun or partial shade. Best time to plant is in autumn as there is less chance that the roots will dry out.

 
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