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Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles japonica


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-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.

Course 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- 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
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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.


Full Sun


12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


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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I wish it would grow a little faster. Still no flowers yet. It looks so pretty in the pictures, I wish mine would start something. Don's know what else to do.
July 28, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Its growing
Not much to report, except to say that not shipping bare root makes transplanting much more likely to be successful.
July 29, 2015
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 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
5 months 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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Bright and hardy
Bloomed less than a month after we planted it. Now has quinces growing.
May 14, 2017
8 months ago
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
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
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
5 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Flowering Quince.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Flowering Quince gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Flowering Quince again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Wife likes the flowers and color.
Eddie R on Aug 13, 2017
I like the will be great like a edge in the fence.
Adelita L on Jun 10, 2017
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
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
This plants usually bloom during Lunner​ New year 🎆.
Timothy T on May 27, 2017
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..
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: Yes the Flowering Quince is Deer resistant. I live in Oregon and I have many Deer in my yard frequently and the Deer have not bothered it.
does this plant have thorns?
mary r on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does have thornes.
I'm in zone 10a about 1 mile from the beach. will this be ok? My neighbor has had hydrangeas for years but not sure what variety.
Michele on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We planted one in Zone 8 last fall and it survived its first winter. We have lots of sub-freezing nights during winter. We do water it weekly during summer and it has a cage around it to keep the deer out. So far it seems to be thriving, although there were no spring blossoms. I'm guessing it's because it hadn't been in the ground long enough to become established.
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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