The Japanese quince is a shrub of great beauty, the flowering of which largely contributes to its success.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Chaenomeles speciosa
Family : Rosaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 1 to 2 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : February to May
Maintenance, from planting to pruning, will help the Japanese quince grow and bloom beautifully.
Japanese quince plantation
For planting Japanese quince, prefer a slightly sunny location but avoiding the scorching sun.
Japanese quince is an easy shrub that adapts to all types of soil but also to all climates.
- A mixture of garden soil and planting soil is recommended when planting.
- As a hedge, keep a distance of 1.5 m between each shrub
- Follow them planting tips from Jardiner malin.
Propagate a Japanese quince:
There are several methods to multiply your Japanese quince such as grafting, sowing or cutting.
For sowing it is done in the fall or spring with the seeds you have extracted from the fruit.
For grafting, it is done with an escutcheon during the summer.
Finally, cuttings is the easiest and fastest technique to propagate Japanese quince.
- Here are our tips for properly cutting a shrub.
Pruning, maintenance of Japanese quince
The Japanese quince can be regularly cut but always after flowering so as not to compromise its beautiful flowers in late winter.
Whether in hedge or isolated, the growth of Japanese quince is rapid and only regular intervention on your part will give it the desired shape.
But you can also let it grow as it sees fit, it will be no less pretty!
After flowering, choose a light pruning to ensure the good balance of the shrub.
- In hedges, you can prune once or twice a year in order to densify your quince trees.
Japanese quince fruit
The fruits of Japanese quince are not very good to eat raw because they are very astringent.
The fruits of the Japanese Quince are edible.
But like the quinces of the traditional quince, they can be cooked and made into delicious jellies, for example.
Good to know about Japanese quince
Native to Asia, the Japanese quince has a very pretty red or pink-purple bloom from the end of winter, which will add color to your garden.
It is one of the most beautiful shrubs to bloom during this period, but also looks great the rest of the year.
It is also often used in defensive hedge where its thorns act as a fence while adding a decorative touch to your garden.
Indeed, after flowering, fruits are particularly interesting for their very fragrant scent.
Japanese quince is a shrub that is quite resistant to cold and frost since it withstands temperatures in the order of -15 ° C.
- Find the delicious quince jelly recipe
Smart tip about Japanese quince
Quince lends itself very well to hedges, flower beds and also terraces.
Read also :
- When to prune a hedge
- Tips and tricks for pruning your shrubs
- Shrub flowering calendar
- Other spring flowering shrubs