Contorted Flowering Quince
An especially attractive selection, Contorted Flowering Quince is prized for its compact growth habit, its white and pink flowers, and its unusual, contorted branch structure. Contorted grows to only about 3 ft. in height and bears abundant crops of tasty fruit.
Prized for their fruit and for their ornamental value, our unique Flowering Quince varieties are an attractive complement to your yard or garden. Very hardy shrubs growing 4-6 ft in height or less, they are early blooming and offer the first taste of spring to our northern landscapes. For a striking bouquet, bring Flowering Quince branches indoors in winter and force them into bloom. Flowering Quince fruit makes a vitamin-rich, delicious, lemon-lime flavored syrup. Flowering Quince likes half day to full sun, well drained soil, and is self-fertile. It is hardy to minus 30 degrees F., and begins bearing 2-3 years after planting. Flowering Quince can produce 10-20 lbs. of fruit and is not bothered by pests or diseases.
Latin Name: Chaenomeles japonica
Site and Soil: Flowering Quince likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soils.
Pollination Requirements: Contorted Flowering Quince is self-fertile
Hardiness: Flowering Quince is hardy to minus 30F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: February/early March
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 10+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Flowering Quince is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: 2-23
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-43