Zones: 5 to 9
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Bloom Time: Winter to Early Spring
Height: 2′ to 3′
Spread: 3′ to 6′
Japanese Quince is a low-growing deciduous shrub with bright orange to red flowers produced in late winter.
It’s an easy-to-grow bush that isn’t fussy about soil conditions and is quite drought-tolerant once established.
It is also resistant to both rabbits and deer, partly because of its thorny branches.
Prune as necessary immediately after blooming to prevent cutting off next year’s flowers.