The ornamental quince - a low-maintenance flowering shrub with aromatic fruits
The ornamental quince, which also bears the botanical name Chaenomeles, is a flowering shrub that belongs to the rose family. The special thing about this plant, which originally comes from East Asia and is also known as Japanese quince, is that it develops aromatic, fragrant fruit - the ornamental quince - after the beautiful blossom.
Right growth and bright flowers
The summer-green and hardy shrub has an upright, bushy habit with an often branched crown. With a growth rate of about 10 to 20 cm per year, the Japanese ornamental quince can reach a height of about 90 to 110 cm. The broad, ovoid leaves of the ornamental quince are green to bronze-coloured, the shrub loses its foliage during the cold season. In early spring, often before the leaves emerge, the first bell-shaped flowers appear in an attractive, intense red. The Japanese ornamental quince attracts insects and bees with its numerous flowers. The pear-shaped, yellow fruits of the Chaenomeles have an aromatic fragrance and are suitable for consumption.
Undemanding and easy to care for
When you buy an ornamental quince from us, you get a plant that is as enjoyable as it is easy to care for and that you can plant in your garden all year round. The undemanding ornamental quince prefers a soil that is low in lime, rich in nutrients and slightly loamy, but it will also do well in a normal garden soil. Make sure that the soil is sufficiently moist, but avoid waterlogging and too much dryness. The ornamental quince is particularly happy in sunny to semi-shady areas. Annual pruning is not necessary as the plant flowers on its perennial shoots. To maintain the flowering habit, it is sufficient to prune the Japanese ornamental quince back a little every three years or as required.
Versatile ornamental quince for almost any garden style
Since the Japanese ornamental quince provides food and shelter for bees, insects and birds, it is an ideal plant for natural farm and flower gardens. As a foliage plant, the ornamental quince will add a special charm to your garden.
With the Chaenomeles you can create an attractive group or hedge planting, whereby about 1 to 3 plants per metre are required. However, the plant is also very happy as a solitary shrub in a single position or in combination with other plants, such as a white summer lilac or colour-coordinated rose species
In our wide-ranging online shop, you can easily and conveniently buy your ornamental quince, which is delivered in a pot.