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Chaenomeles speciosa 'Moerloosei' (Japanese Quince)

Japanese Quince 'Moerloosei', Flowering Quince 'Moerloosei', Chaenomeles speciosa 'Apple Blossom', Chaenomeles superba 'Moerloosii'


Chaenomeles speciosa 'Moerloosei' (Japanese Quince) is a spreading medium-sized deciduous shrub with abundant clusters of apple blossom pink and white blooms, up to 1.5 in. across (3-4 cm). Borne on thorny, tangled branches before the glossy, dark green leaves appear, they bloom in profusion for many weeks in early spring, creating a brilliant floral display at a time when there is little to be excited about in the garden. The flowers give way to small, fragrant, apple-shaped, greenish yellow fruits, 2 in. across (5 cm), which ripen in early fall. Edible, they are considered too bitter to be eaten directly from the shrub but they may be used for preserves and jellies.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up in a bushy, densely-branched shrub up to 3-10 ft. tall (90-300 cm) and 4-15 ft. wide (120-450 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils. Best flower production occurs in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions, including dry soils and clay soils provided there is good drainage. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Easy to care for and nearly indestructible, Japanese Quince is a perfect choice for mixed shrub borders or flowering hedge. The spreading form and spiny branches make this plant an excellent choice for screening, or as a security barrier. Great as specimen plant and for foundation plantings. Japanese Quince may also be trained against a wall.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Prune to shape as required after flowering to encourage growth of flowering spurs. Note that such pruning will reduce the fruit production. Remove root suckers to control possible spread.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 15' (120cm – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 15' (120cm – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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