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Japonica

Chaenomeles japonica

Also known as

Japanese Flowering Quince, Japanese-Quince, Maule's Quince, Flowering-Quince

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

1.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Japonica Overview

A low-spreading, climbing or wall, deciduous shrub native to Japan. Glossy mid green leaves are obovate to round turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of orange red purple flowers bloom from spring and are followed by fragrant, small, round yellow fruit.

Common problems with Japonica

How to propagate Japonica

Cuttings

You can propagate the species by softwood or greenwood cuttings. The cultivars by cuttings only in the summer.

Suckers

Suckering in the summer.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Special features of Japonica

Hedge plant

Other uses of Japonica

Banks, hedging, specimen. Spring interest. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.