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Amur Cherry vs Japanese Quince

Prunus maackii

Chaenomeles japonica

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Amur Cherry
Japanese Quince

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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.

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

JAPANESE QUINCE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Berries: black fruit
Flavor: bitter
Harvest: fall
Flowers: white, in spring
Flowers: showy, red-orange
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: amur chokecherry
Other Names: flowering quince, maules quince