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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Japanese Quince

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Chaenomeles japonica

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Japanese Quince

Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.

Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby Cinquefoil is a popular ornamental shrub choice and is capable of growing on a variety of sites.

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.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

JAPANESE QUINCE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 5a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flavor: bitter
Harvest: fall
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: showy, red-orange
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: flowering quince, maules quince