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Chaenomeles japonica * Japanese Quince

Chaenomeles japonica is a low growing shrub. The Japanese Quince produces orange - red flowers Winter into Spring. Chaenomeles japonica is widly tolerant of garden conditions, bad soil, poor water, little or no water and the Japanese Quince soldiers on. The branches of Chaenomeles japonica are even more spiny when treated roughly. Flowers are often produced on older wood. Chaenomeles japonica grows 2-3 feet tall and gradually spreads to 6 feet or more. In the Fall small 1.5" edible fruit may be produced. They are excellent for jam and fragrance. Chaenomeles japonica does best in full sun with moderate moisture and decent drainage. Chaenomeles japonica is Winter hardy to below 0° F.

Chaenomeles japonica, Japanese Quince

Orange - red flowers and foliage of Chaenomeles japonica - Japanese Quince. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.