Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Flowering Quince

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Chaenomeles Hybrids Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Quince
  • Related Cultivars:

    Chaenomeles x 'Jet Trail'
    Chaenomeles x 'Texas Scarlet'

  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 2-4'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Habit: Spreading
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Tolerate dry conditions. Full sun to light shade.

  • Notes:

    The spring flowers range from white to red depending on the cultivar. The fruit emit a wonderful fragrance and may be used for preserves. Is self-sterile (cannot pollinate itself) and therefore more than one cultivar is required to produce fruit.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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