Chaenomeles japonica

Chaenomeles japonica

Japanese quince

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Chaenomeles japonica
  • Common name: Japanese quince
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 1m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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The Japanese quince, Chaenomeles japonica, is invaluable for early spring colour when its bright orange-flame flowers stud its bare thorny stems for weeks. The flowers often mature into rounded green or yellow quinces which can be made into a delicious jelly.

Chaenomeles japonica is an incredibly easy shrub to grow. It's tolerant of virtually any soil and can also be trained to grow up a shady wall.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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