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Chaenomeles Dwarf Japanese Quince is one of the most popular ornamental quince varieties, due to its particularly compact growth habit, healthy glossy foliage as well as the most wonderful spectacle of Spring colour possible, where the entire plant is covered by stunning orange/red/coral flowers. This variety is derived from the selection rubra, highlighting that the flowers will be substantially red, however, there can be some variation in flower colour ranging from an orange and coral tone, through to a bright crimson red. The compact shrubs are deciduous during Winter, which are quickly covered by beautiful glossy green foliage at the beginning of Spring only to be followed by the unmistakable floral display. In time, more mature plants can produce a small yellow quince fruit that whilst edible, is generally considered quite bitter and most suitable for jams and preserves. The variety Chaenomeles Dwarf Japanese Quince is compact growing and improved selection of Chaenomeles Japonica. Like all Quince varieties, when growing this variety from seed, in order to achieve the best results, a cold stratification process in the order of 2 - 4 weeks is recommended.
Advantages of Chaenomeles Dwarf Japanese Quince
Amazing flower colour in Spring
Small shrub or dwarf tree
Suitable for pots or bonsai
Mature plants can produce small ornamental yellow fruit
1 - 1.2m height at maturity
1 - 1.5m apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but can tolerate moderate shade
Will grow in most regions of Australia but prefers a relatively cold winter climate
Hardy perennial shrub or small dwarf tree
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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