Chaenomeles speciosa - Spitfire red japanese flowering quince
Spitfire Flowering Quince Bsuh
Flowering Quince 'Spitfire'
Flowering Quince 'Spitfire'
Flowering Quince 'Spitfire'

Flowering Quince 'Spitfire'

Regular price$35.99
  • This Flowering Quince 'Spitfire' ships in a 1 Gallon Trade Pot
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Chaenomeles 'Spitfire' - 'Spitfire' Flowering Quince is a dense, broad, low growing compact deciduous flowering shrub. The branches are decorated with oval to oblong shaped leaves, sparse spiny thorns and showy fiery red blooms in the Spring. This is one of the first burst of colors as buds begin to bloom in early spring. Soon after, new foliage emerges a red tinted shade that later emerge to a glossy, dark green in Summer. Small yellow drupes begin to appear in late Summer and can develop red tinged once matured in Autumn.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Drought tolerant once established.

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Additional features: Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color, Deer Resistant, and Attracts Wildlife

This 'Spitfire' Flowering Quince comes in a 1 Gallon pot or 3 pack of 3.5" cups.

Size: Mature size can reach up to 7'ft in height & 5'ft wide.

Light: Full to partial sun.

Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 View Map

Characteristics: Grows in a rounded, dense shape with spreading branches decorated with spines, green foliage and vivid scarlet red flowers in early spring. Attracts birds and wildlife. Flower petals and drupes are edible.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Average, well draining soil with the pH 3.7 - 7.0. Tolerant to deer and drought once mature. Regular watering is recommended in areas with drought/extreme heat. All purpose fertilize. Pruning recommended when flowering season has concluded.

*Plants cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Flowers bloom on old growth, prune after flowering to encourage growth on flowering spurs.

Remove suckers to control spread.

Branches can be cut and forced to bloom indoors.

Allow 3'-5' when planting for growth.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 5 - 9

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Based on 2 reviews
NICE large plants....very well packaged ( with care ) , and shipped fast.

NICE large plants....very well packaged ( with care ) , and shipped fast.

All three arrived on time and very well packaged. very healthy ,strong and good root. should be ...

All three arrived on time and very well packaged.
very healthy ,strong and good root.
should be ready when out of dormant.

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