(Japonica, Japanese quince)
Height & spread
1m x 2m
Bird (berries and shelter), bee and bumblebee plant
- A thorny, spreading shrub that can be allowed to do its own thing. Will tolerate some shade.
- Grown for their attractive red or orange spring flowers which are followed by sizeable yellow fruit or quinces (not to be confused with the common quince, Cydonia oblonga).
- Birds eat fruit and use dense branches as protection and nest sites.
- Flowers attractive to bees and bumblebees.