Quince - Spreading, Chaenomeles japonica, or Japanese Flowering Quince,is an adaptable, easy to grow deciduous thornless shrub that does best in full sun.
This sprawling, 2'-3' high and wide, has crowded gnarled branches covered with small leaves. The edges are smooth and dark green above, pale with a dense felt of grey wool beneath, especially when young. They turn a rich yellow in autumn.
It has pink to white flowers that appear in late spring or early summer.
The fruit are light golden-yellow, green or orange, usually pear shaped, but sometimes round and apple-shaped.
A quince is delicious stewed, baked, made into fruit butter, but should not be eaten raw. Almost anything that can be done with apples can be done with quinces!
It loves full sun and is is tolerant of dry soils.
Old canes and suckers can be removed every year to control growth and improve flowering.
The Spreading Quince needs ample room to ramble, so make sure other plants are not nearby that will be affected by its spreading habit.
*Small White/Pink Flowers
*2'-3' Compact But Rambling Growth
*Edible Fruit if Cooked
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Chaenomeles japonica 'Spreading Quince'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 Feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|