Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 4-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Chaenomeles japonica
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Vibrant Color Marks the End of Winter
Why Flowering Quince Shrubs?
Known as one of the vibrant shrubs that mark the end of winter, the Flowering Quince boasts incredible blooms that deepen in color with age. Vivid red-orange or pink florals emerge in March to open spring, offering a striking look before most flowering varieties bloom.
Plus, the Flowering Quince is easy to grow. From its soil adaptability to its wind tolerance, it thrives without effort and is particularly suited to barrier hedging or privacy plantings with extra color…especially since it tops out at about 4 to 6 feet in height and has a wide-spreading growth habit.
And the Flowering Quince is unique. Its vivid-hued blooms deepen to a rich scarlet as the season progresses and its small, speckled fruit, similar to the crabapple, emerges. This pale-green fruit can be harvested and used to make incredible homemade jellies and jams you won’t find at the supermarket.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
You won’t find a healthier, better developed Flowering Quince – because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Quince with meticulous care, you get a hassle-free shrub that’s ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color and growth quickly.
In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get explosive color, privacy and the iconic good looks of the Quince as soon as the first season in your garden.
Few border hedges offer the versatility and functionality you'll find in the Flowering Quince. Get yours today – before they’re gone!
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Too Early to Tell!
I can't rate this item yet because it was just planted 2 weeks ago. Let's see what happens in the spring.
We realize it's a little soon to ask for a review on the product, but just want to make sure your overall experience with ordering and receiving your order was great! If there's anything that we can do to make this a 5 star experience, please let us know!
Nice packaging and very happy with the plant that I received. A few blooms already on arrival!
50% success/failure is a failing grade
I bought two flowering quince to put at each side of the garage door last year. One of them made it through the winter and the other one looks dead. Very disappointing!
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.
Small misshapen and no blooms. Sill alive though. Have keep watered and planted as directed with fresh potting soil and mulch.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Dig a hole for your Quince that’s three times as wide and equal in depth as the root ball. 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.
Begin backfilling the hole, tamping down lightly as you go. Once the hole has been completely filled, water to allow the soil to settle and eliminate any air pockets. Finally, apply a 3 to 5-inch layer of mulch around the plant to help enrich the soil as well as conserve moisture and control weeds.
2. Watering: The Flowering Quince is a drought-tolerant plant that requires a deep watering about once a week. We recommend watering these plants in the morning, at the base. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check the top 2 inches of soil for dryness. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your shrub.
3. Fertilizing: Apply a slow-release fertilizer once a year in early spring, before new growth emerges. Follow up by watering the surrounding soil to allow the fertilizer to penetrate into the roots. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the fertilizer.
4. Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed for these plants. Any broken branches can be pruned back in spring before new growth begins.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|