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Highbush Cranberry vs Japanese Quince

Viburnum trilobum

Chaenomeles japonica

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Highbush Cranberry
Japanese Quince

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.

This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce.

Japanese Quince has bright, orange to red showy flowers that bloom in early spring. The flowers appear before the leaves and may continue to bloom after leaves emerge. Flowers grow on old wood, so pruning after flowering will help to promote new growth next spring. They produce yellow-green fruit that taste bitter when eaten raw, typically they are better suited for making preserves.

It can be used as a stand alone ornamental shrub, as a low hedge, or can be trained to grow against a wall. In late winter, branches of Japanese Quince can be cut and brought indoors where they will bloom on their own. They are deer and rabbit tolerant. The branches are spiny making them well suited for keeping unwanted wildlife away.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

JAPANESE QUINCE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: edible red berries
Flavor: bitter
Harvest: fall
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: showy, red-orange
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american cranberrybush, american cranberrybush viburnum, high bush cranberry, kalyna
Other Names: flowering quince, maules quince