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Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles japonica


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Flowering Quince Planting Mix

Helps your Flowering Quince get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2-4 ft.

Mature Width:

3-5 ft.


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Botanical Name:

Chaenomeles japonica

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Signifies the End of Winter

Here's why your Garden or Landscape needs this Awesome Shrub:

  • Incredible blooms that deepen in color with age
  • Works well in a variety of soil types
  • Strong plant with high wind tolerance
  • Makes a great barrier hedge
  • Fruit can be used in jellies and jams

Beautify your Borders with the Flowering Quince

If you're in search of a hedge with tons of eye-popping floral coverage, then look no further than the Flowering Quince. Topping out at about 4 feet high, this wide-spreading plant perfectly fills in borders or just about any planting location you choose. An early bloom in March brings vibrant colors to your yard or landscape right at the start of the season. A gorgeous display of either red, pink or orange flowers will begin to flood your shrub as soon as winter releases its icy grip. Tolerant of dry sites and able to withstand strong winds, the Flowering Quince is a great candidate for hedges, borders and barriers.

Flowers, Fruits and Jams, Oh My

Like fine wine, the Flowering Quince's blooms get better with age. Their bright color turns deeper as the season progresses. The radiant scarlet pedals will morph into an unforgettable maroon you'll look forward to each season. As if the show of flowers wasn't enough, your Quince will reward you with a shower of pale-green fruit that resembles the crabapple. Once they mature to a ripened red, remove the small, speckled fruit and use them to make incredible homemade jellies and jams you won't soon forget.

Few border hedges offer the versatility and functionality you'll find in the Flowering Quince. Get yours today!

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Customer Reviews

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50% viable
Bought two of these. One died after two months, which is just past the warranty date. Was given option of back purchasing insurance, but its cheaper to buy a new tree. So sad, because the second tree is doing beautifully.
August 6, 2018
Still hopeful
Small, misshapen, and no blooms. Sill alive though. Have keep watered and planted as directed with fresh potting soil and mulch.
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Added Jul 20, 2018
July 20, 2018
5 months ago
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June 13, 2018
7 months ago
Doing well, even though,....
Even though Fedex delivered one upside down,....Came with spring blooms, gone in mid-May however,....Not sure when they will return,...
May 21, 2018
8 months ago
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I love this plant already! It has had several flowers bloom since I planted it and they are beautiful. I can't wait until it's bigger and full of flowers!
July 26, 2017
1 year ago
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Flowering Quince came with a fungus on the fruit "Orange Rust". :(
They came quickly and well packed. I thought they were pretty, nice blooms, a bit smaller than what I imagined but it had some fruit on them that fell off when I removed them from their bags I noticed one of the plants fruit had a strange orange coating on it. So I pruned them all off threw them in the trash. Planted both flowering quinces a few days later and again fruit grew with this orange coating which I found out is a type of fungus or "rust".

I'm surprised you would send a fruiting plant with fungus on them. Trying to read up on what to do next. Any suggestions? Still happy with other plants I have received in the past.
June 26, 2017
1 year ago
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It's beautiful and is withstanding a heat wave righr now of 90 to 106 for a little over a week niw
June 22, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Bright and hardy
Bloomed less than a month after we planted it. Now has quinces growing.
May 14, 2017
1 year ago
Flowering Quince doing fine
It's only been about two months since I planted my Flowering Quince. It was planted late in the season. I was pleasantly surprised to see that is has already grown a few inches and is starting to fill out a little, Not many blooms but I suspect that's because we're already getting very cool weather. All in all it looks very healthy and I'm looking forward to next season to see the beautiful blooms.
October 19, 2016
Oceanside, NY
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Flowering Later
I ordered 2 flowering quince. The delivery was very fast and the plants were very healthy looking.
At present they are just green leaves because they bloom in the Spring.
I would have liked more care information especially with this weather. I give it a deep watering every other day because that is what was recommended for my other new bushes.
I won't know until the Spring whether this is a good deal or not.
July 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince Planting Diretions

The Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonica) is a small shrub reaching only a mature height of 2-4 feet and width of 3-5 feet. Recommended for USDA growing zones 5-9, it’s tolerant to heat and also cold temperatures down to -10 degrees. They produce flowers that can be red, pink and even a coral-orange color. As the blooms age, the flowers will deepen in color. You’ll love the beautiful blooms in your garden during the late winter and early spring when everything else is still dormant. In addition to the vibrant flowers, the Flowering Quince also produces small, tart fruits that often resemble crabapples. At first they are pale-green and will ripen into red and can be used in jellies and jams.

Location: Choose a location where your plant will receive plenty of sunlight and has well-draining soil. It tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers a pH of 3.7 to 7.0 and does not do well in alkaline soil. They have the ability to withstand strong winds so they’re a great candidate for creating a hedge or border if a wind breaker is needed.

Planting Directions:
1) Dig a hole for your Quince that’s three times as wide and equal in depth as the root ball.
2) Remove your plant from its original container, position into the hole ensuring that it’s standing upright and the top of the root ball is even with the ground.
3) Begin backfilling the hole, tamping down lightly as you go.
4) Once the hole has been completely filled, give your plant a deep watering to allow the soil to settle and eliminate any air pockets.
5) Apply a 3-5 inch layer of mulch around the plant to help enrich the soil as well as conserve moisture and control grass/weeds from growing.

Watering: The Flowering Quince is a drought tolerant plant that requires a deep watering about once a week. Be sure to provide extra water while the plant is establishing and also in times of extreme heat/drought. It’s important to water these plants in the morning and at the base. Excess water on the leaves can lead to issues with fungus.

Fertilization: Apply a slow-release fertilizer once a year in early spring before new growth emerges. Follow up with a deep watering to allow the fertilizer to penetrate into the roots. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the fertilizer.

Pests and Diseases: While they tend to be fairly disease and pest resistant, problems with scale, mites and aphids can arise. They can be sprayed off with a hose and then treated with neem oil.

Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed for these plants. Any diseased or broken branches can be pruned back in spring before new growth begins.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
John D on Dec 8, 2018
Zone, size and color
Angela P on Oct 8, 2018
John D on Dec 8, 2018
Tried Quince for 1st time. Like it! Want more!
Jennifet D on Oct 27, 2018
Zone, size and color
Angela P on Oct 8, 2018
Had one of these in my yard in West Valley City, UT. Beautiful Coral colored flowers, fascinating with flowers frequently with no leaves, sometimes the flowers would hide behind the leaves. Compact 2 -4 ft growth pattern no pruning necessary.
Elaine V on Sep 26, 2018
I love this
Ellen K on May 16, 2018
My mom likes them
Nancy V on May 10, 2018
Love the Flowering Quince and this is one of the few places I can find them.
BettyB G on Apr 18, 2018
this will make a statement along side all my greenery, love the color, one of my favs. :)
Cris Z on Mar 28, 2018
My grandmother planted one decades ago... it's still beautiful.
Judy J on Mar 14, 2018
Replace a beloved plant left at previous residence.
Yantto and Kelli R on Feb 25, 2018
Color and fruit bearing!
M A on Jan 28, 2018
Colorin spring
Janet G on Jan 18, 2018
Wife likes the flowers and color.
Eddie R on Aug 13, 2017
I couldn't find anything else that's this size and can be in the heat and full sun for the place I need so I picked this I wish it was blue or a two tone colored bush but it is what it is thank you
Joseph G on Jul 12, 2017
I like the will be great like a edge in the fence.
Adelita L on Jun 10, 2017
This plants usually bloom during Lunner​ New year 🎆.
Timothy T on May 27, 2017
Want to make quince jelly like mother used to make, plus beautiful bush.
Ruth C on May 22, 2017
Beautiful and unusual shrub.
Patricia D on May 4, 2017
Fast growing for the area we need plant in
Diana H on Apr 5, 2017
My Mother would have this in her garden and I would like this in memory of my mom.
Sharon P on Dec 14, 2016
its red
Justun L on Nov 13, 2016
Great highlight in Spring.
Jubal G on Apr 9, 2016
Hardy and good habitat for birds due to strong dense branches
Joyce M on Mar 4, 2016
Beautiful flower in early spring.
Kristopher P on Feb 22, 2016
seemed like the thing to do at the time
george k on Jan 27, 2016
Size an bloom time
Tina C on Dec 4, 2015
Wife wanted one
Ronald M on Dec 1, 2015
I've chosen this tree for the red flowers.
WALLACE C on Nov 22, 2015
Unusual and colorful for a planter
SHEILA B on Nov 14, 2015
It's beautiful and unique for the area we live in, and is able to grow in our zone.
Margie R on Nov 8, 2015
My wife has wanted one for a while now .
Richard F on Nov 5, 2015
I chose this company because it is the product that other companies do not have. I hope very good results for to buy more!.
Marta C on Nov 2, 2015
Magnificent flowers on shrub. Great for outer borders or inside a smaller island garden.
Leslie G B on Oct 14, 2015
Tried Quince for 1st time. Like it! Want more!
Jennifet D on Oct 27, 2018
Had one of these in my yard in West Valley City, UT. Beautiful Coral colored flowers, fascinating with flowers frequently with no leaves, sometimes the flowers would hide behind the leaves. Compact 2 -4 ft growth pattern no pruning necessary.
Elaine V on Sep 26, 2018
Is this a deciduous or non-deciduous plant?
Cynthia F on Jan 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a small deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and bright golden-yellow when matureEnter an answer to this question.
Do birds like the fruit?
Clair W on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have two mature quince bushes that bear regularly - I make my own jelly and chutney from the fruit. The birds don't bother the fruit however if find some years they can be wormy. When the fruit falls, the squirrels have been seen carrying them off. I have no idea how they can ingest the fruit as it is so lip puckering. As an aside, the aroma released from a basket of quince is heavenly. Harvest is in October, less ripe fruit has more pectin..
does this plant have thorns?
mary r on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does have thornes.
are plants guaranteed to be in good condition?
barbie on Jul 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plants are packed well and ready to be planted. I bought this for my mother-in-law and she loved it. I was so glad that it bloomed. Will buy more plants from this company.
Is this plant/fruit deer resistant?
Michele C on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The deer have not bothered mine, but the rabbits "pruned" it as soon as I planted it. I have had to put border fence around it to stop this.
How does this tree do next to a house or to a sidewalk?
Megan W on Sep 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As long as your Quince gets afternoon sun it should do fine. Remember they also like acidic soil so be sure to mulch around it well.
How long does it bloom for?
C T on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 9. It pretty much blooms sporadically all the time, but is never covered with total flowers. It has not grown upright like the photo, it is more sprawling and the flowers are a darker color. After it blooms, it gets tiny fruits on it that fall off eventually
Plant info states doesn't do well in alkaline soils, yet they grow in my area (alkaline water & soil). Any one have experience with it in alkaline areas?
Judy S on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My flowering quince are thriving. I love the orange blossoms and the unique foliage. I have 3 of them growing in my back yard. Would definitely recommend them. Also they are very low maintenance.
What is the color of the flowers and fruits?
Tulips8815 on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The color is similar to the picture. This is the first season for flowers as the three plants were planted two years ago. All three have survived a cold winter last year followed by a hot dry summer. This last winter has been unseasonably mild.
Poisonous to pets?
Thomas M on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I decided to look it up since I didn't know the answer, and got the same info on quite a few sites.
On Wikipedia, it says this:
Toxicology; The seeds contain nitriles, which are common in seeds of the rose family. In the stomach, enzymes or stomach acid or both cause some of the nitriles to be hydrolyzed and produce hydrogen cyanide, which is a volatile gas. The seeds are only likely to be toxic if a large quantity is eaten.

I have a dog and she could care less about it....and she eats everything. My 3 Quince are just starting out so I haven't gotten any fruit yet. Your pet would have to eat a lot of the SEEDS in the fruit to be poisoned.
Hope this helps.
is it best to plant a flowering quince in the Spring or the Fall?
wsnovick on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.

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