Super Red® Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles japonica 'Moned'
Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ke-NOM-e-lez juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Lore||There are many varieties of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) and common flowering quince (C. speciosa, C. lagenaria), which are attractive shrubs bearing showy pink, red or orange flowers in early spring. Differing from true edible Qunce, (Cydonia oblonga), most of these ornamentals species produce fruits that hard and nearly inedible, though they do have a high pectin content and are occasionally mixed with other fruits in jellies and preserves.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 8 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring to summer, followed by showy fruit.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Spring Flowering|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent watering once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9