The Japanese Quince (Chaenomeles japonica) is a flowering deciduous plant in the Rosaceae family of roses. It is also known as Maule’s Quince.
It is native to Japan.
It is a thorny shrub with spreading branches. It grows to 60-200 centimetres (24-79 inches) tall.
The leaves are 10-15 centimetres (4-5 inches) long.
It has red, white, orange, pink, or multi-coloured flowers. Usually, there are 2-3 flowers together. They are 3-4 centimetres (an inch) wide.
It has golden-yellow apple-shaped fruit, 4-7 centimeters (1-3 inches) in diameter.
The Japanese Quince blooms in winter and again in summer, but with less abundance.
Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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