How to grow Flowering quince

Flowering quince growing shrub of the genus Chaenomeles also known as Chinese quince, Flowering quince perennial deciduous plant mostly used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate and cold mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Flower color red, pink, white or orange with 5 petals to multipetal.

Flowering quince fruits

Fruit are strong in the structure and shape is round-elliptic, size can be 5-15 cm, color of the fruit can be green, yellow or slightly orange.

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Requirements for Flowering quince growing and care:

Cool winter, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft in Flowering quince?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 40-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Red, pink, white or orange flowers with 5 petals to multi-petal

Thinning the bloom:
The first years until the tree strong enough

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mite, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Flowering quince fruits?
Eaten raw, baked, jams, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net or other things against fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone