- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun or partial shade. A hardy thorny shrub, quince lights up early spring days with rosy and red-orange blossoms. Easy to grow, it requires little effort for a terrific spring show, as long as there’s sufficient light. It also makes an effective, spiny security hedge.
The crabapple fruit is bitter but edible. Collected in autumn and mix with other fruits for jam. It contains more Vitamin C than many citrus.
Quince is a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t need much shaping. It blooms on old wood, so wait until just after blooming to prune. You’ll need gloves.
This plant goes well with
- Nemophila phacelioides
- Capsicum annuum
- Passiflora foetida var. gossypifolia
- Dermatophyllum secundiflorum