April Flower: Japanese Quince

Chaenomeles japonica

The Japanese quince is invaluable for early spring colour when its bright orange-flame flowers stud the bare thorny stems for weeks.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. nowathome says:

    Wow! It is beautiful!

  2. Pretty, Jude. It’s so hard to take pictures of red flowers. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      True. These did come out better than most.

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    You can’t go wring with a Japonica and you’ve captured the colour perfectly too!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Saw a lovely white one yesterday alongside this deep red one. Looked stunning.

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I didn’t even know they came in white, but i vaguely recollect a very soft pale pink!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I have seen orange and a salmon pink one.

  4. I love these in simple arrangements for their wonderful Asian quality. Someone told me they are related to roses botanically….no idea, but they sure do have the thorns.

    1. Heyjude says:

      That’s interesting. I shall have to investigate 🙂

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