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C O M M O N  N A M E: Quince, Jet Trail Flowering Quince
F A M I L Y: Rosaceae
H A B I T:  Deciduous shrub
O R I G I N:  China
Z O N E : 4 to 8  
H E I G H T: 2 to 3 (Jet Trail), 6 to 10 ft. on average   
S U N :  Full sun preferred; partial shade
S O I L : Well drained loam

T A G S :  Spring ornamental, specimen, edible fruit, woody plant, monoecious, thorns

 

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Peach-tinted white blooms appear in late winter and early spring preceding the foliage that will appear in warmer months. 

Seemingly non-descript leaves are simple and alternately arranged on spiny and tangly branches.

Depending on the species, a pale but bright yellow bitter fruit the size of a crabapple can be harvested in early fall and used for example in fruit jams.

C A R E

Occasional pruning helps the blooms give their best performance. Make sure it receives plenty of sun; partial shade is acceptable.

L A N D S C A P E   V A L U E

Its appeal revolves around spring because the blooms are quite a major head-turner.

Commonly used as hedging, borders, edges and in mass plantings. Pollinator-friendly for bees, drought tolerant and a good option for xeriscaping. 

Branches are often used in large floral arrangements and can usually be found at a local florist.