Decorative quince (henomeles) features and varieties


In addi­tion to the fruit quince, there is also a dec­o­ra­tive one. It is often used to dec­o­rate the local area. It is unpre­ten­tious in care, and blooms very beau­ti­ful­ly, in spring the bush is cov­ered with bright flow­ers of pink, red, white or orange shades. You can buy a seedling on the web­site of the Val­ley of Plants

In nature, the birth­place of this species of quince (the sec­ond name is chaenome­les) is Japan and Chi­na. It dif­fers from the usu­al, fruit one in that it almost does not get sick, it blooms very abun­dant­ly, it is resis­tant to frost, the adult bush is com­pact in size.

In dec­o­ra­tive quince, the fruits are small (up to 4 cm), suit­able for food, but small, hard with the taste of an unripe apple, when ripe, the berries become rich yel­low. After frost, they become soft­er and the taste is sweet­er.

The most pop­u­lar and inter­est­ing vari­eties:

  • Nivalis — This is Japan­ese quince with snow-white (which is quite rare for quince) flow­ers up to 3 cm in diam­e­ter. The aro­ma is pleas­ant. Under favor­able con­di­tions and good care, it can bloom twice a sum­mer. The young shrub has erect shoots, over time they lie down and the bush becomes sprawl­ing. An adult bush can reach 2 meters in width and 2 in height.
  • Pink Lady — a hybrid vari­ety with pink flow­ers. This is a very orna­men­tal shrub with fast growth (about 10 cm per year), good drought resis­tance, and frost resis­tance (down to ‑29 degrees). Of the minus­es — this quince has thorns.
    Pink Lady
  • Orange Trail — low (up to 1.5 m tall) pros­trate spher­i­cal shrub with numer­ous orange flow­ers. Val­ued for its com­pact­ness and unpre­ten­tious­ness.
    Orange Trail
  • Mauleya — a shrub up to 1.5 meters tall, the leaves bloom in red-bronze col­or, even­tu­al­ly becom­ing green. Flow­ers are orange-red.
  • Simonyi — this vari­ety was bred in France, a spher­i­cal bush, flow­ers — rasp­ber­ry-red. Ripe fruits are green.
  • Crim­son and Gold — a branched shrub up to 1.2 m high. Flow­ers are bright red with yel­low sta­mens. Suit­able for mak­ing hedges.

Quince is a shade-tol­er­ant shrub, but in order to bet­ter bear fruit, it is bet­ter to place it in a sun­ny area. Prefers loam, but will grow in heavy clay soils. Since quince has thorns, it is advis­able to plant it in the direc­tion of paths with active traf­fic, so as not to acci­den­tal­ly injure passers-by.

When choos­ing a vari­ety, pay atten­tion to the cli­mat­ic fea­tures of your region, the size of an adult shrub and the lev­el of frost resis­tance of the vari­ety. With the right sort­ing of the Japan­ese quince vari­ety, it will become a real dec­o­ra­tion of your site.





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