Type: Deciduous shrub

Exposure: Full Sun

Water Use: Medium

Mature Size: 4’ x 4’

The flowering quince is a winter showstopper, producing spectacular blooms well before anything else starts to green up for spring.  This shrub’s apple-like blossoms, ranging in color from pink to coral to red, grace elegant arching branches that make beautiful cut flower arrangements. Long oblong leaves fill in after bloom time is over. Be sure to give it some space in your garden, as the stems are thorny.    

Flowering quince is surprisingly easy to grow and will thrive on a modest water budget once established. 

(Photo Courtesy of Texas Smart Scape.)