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Dolgo Crab Apple vs Japanese Quince

Malus x Dolgo

Chaenomeles japonica

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Dolgo Crab Apple
Japanese Quince

Dolgo Crab Apple is one of the hardiest species of crab apple.

This fruit tree accent tree combination is commonly used in urban landscapes.

Dolgo Crab Apple produces clusters of white flowers before its deep green foliage emerges. Its small apple-like fruit is great for jams and jellies.

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.

DOLGO CRAB APPLE QUICK FACTS

JAPANESE QUINCE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flavor: bitter
Harvest: fall
Flowers: white
Flowers: showy, red-orange
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: dolgo apple
Other Names: flowering quince, maules quince