Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)

Flowering Quince Plant Features

Give your landscape an extra boost of spring color with flowering quince. This rugged, easy-care shrub develops masses of eye-popping flowers in the early spring before the plants leaf out. Colors include red, pink, orange, and white; some varieties have double blooms that resemble roses or camellias. Many varieties of flowering quince also have spiny branches, making them a choice for privacy plantings or hedges. In spring, the branches make for attractive cut flowers in bouquets. Flowering quince can grow 10 feet tall and wide so give it room to spread in your garden. Butterflies and hummingbirds will also savor the early flowers. Hardy from zones 4-8.

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Flowering Quince Growing Instructions

Flowering quince grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Once it's settled in the landscape, flowering quince is very drought tolerant. It can survive partially shade locations, but doesn't show off as many springtime flowers. Prune flowering quince right after the flowers fade if you need to remove stray or dead branches.

Flowering quince is a non-fruiting variety that's not recommended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors





  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts hummingbirds

    Deer/rabbit resistant

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Flowering Quince

Butterfly Bush
Add a Butterfly bush or two near your Flowering Quince to create a butterfly banquet.

Add a bank of Daylilies around your Flowering Quince to brighten the base of the shrub.

Rose, Knock Out
Knock Out roses take over the flower show just as your Flowering Quince goes out of bloom.