Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Height & spread

1m x 2m

Wildlife benefit

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.