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Early Spring blooms on the Red Flowering Quince are one of the beautiful signs of spring. This thorny shrub blooms bright orangey red flowers during April in most areas which are followed by small edible fruits that are ready for harvesting in early autumn. Red Flowering Quince is an excellent fragrant shrub for any landscape or garden setting. With its thorns, chaenomeles japonica makes a great flowering hedge or security barrier.
Red Flowering Quince blooms on previous years growth. Prune immediately after flowering to stimulate growth to improve blooming for the following year. Once established, this flowering shrub is drought tolerant. Used for cut stems inside over winter to force blooms. Remove any suckers. Greenish yellow fruit ripens in early autumn. The flavor is bitter, but makes good preserves and jelly.
General bloom time for Red Flowering Quince is April to May for most zones. Perfect for cottage gardens and can be trained to grow on a trellis.
Red Flowering Quince ships as field grown bare root plants in the 12 to 20 inch height range. This item will not be shipped to CA, AZ or WA addresses.