Common names: Japanese quince, Maule’s quince
Chaemoneles japonica are a species of flowering quince in the rose family and native to Japan. They are hardy deciduous shrubs with thorns. The shrubs are particularly striking in late winter to early spring when their branches are smothered in beautiful blossom, which the honey bees love. Plants are covered in green foliage through summer. Plants form a strong rounded framework of branches that can be as wide as they are high. In late summer/ Autumn apple shaped fruit form. these will turn a golden yellow when ripe. fruit is hard and astringent unless bletted or cooked. It can be used to make Jams, Jelly’s and Pies.
Current stock are red flowered varieties with lovely scarlet red blossom.
- 1- 2 meters
- Full sun
- 1.25 litre pot