Flowering Quince

Gallon – $5.97     2 Gallon – $8.00     3-5 Gallon – $10.00

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince Chaenomeies  – What a beautiful quince – thornless with large camelia-like red or orange flowers that herald the end of winter and beginning of spring.  They tend to bloom just in time when gardeners are eager for better weather and spring flowers, which is one reason I love quince.  The other reason of course is their beautiful flowers that add that first splash of spring color with a dramatic display.  

Flowering Quince is a deciduous shrub that is multi-stemmed and rounded in shape.  Red or intense orange blossoms appear early spring before the leaves emerge.  

Place in full sun to promote better blooms, but they will also tolerate part shade.    Hardy in zones 5-8 and grows to around 3-4 feet tall and wide.  Deer resistant, heat and drought tolerant.  This low maintenance shrub blooms on old wood so prune to shape after flowers have faded in late spring.    Great for mass plantings, hedges, cut flower gardens, or as a specimen plant in a perennial border.

Ready for some color indoors?  Quince stems can be forced to flower.  Cut a branch of flowering quince after buds have begun to swell.  Place in a vase of water near a sunny window and watch as the buds begin to unfold in a few days.  It may take up to a week for the buds to open but it is worth the wait.

Orange Quince

Orange Quince

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

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