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Valentine Cherry vs Japanese Quince

Prunus x kerrasis Valentine

Chaenomeles japonica

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Valentine Cherry
Japanese Quince

Valentine Cherry is a hardy deciduous shrub and hybrid variety of the University of Saskatchewan Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries in 2004. This medium-sized self-pollinator produces tart, bright red fruits in large clusters in late summer that are perfect for jams, pies and jellies. Valentine Cherry is ideal as a landscape or orchard tree.

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.

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

JAPANESE QUINCE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange
Berries: large, red
Fruit size: 4.5g
Flavor: tart
Flavor: bitter
Harvest: early to mid August
Harvest: fall
Flowers: white
Flowers: showy, red-orange
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium





Other Names: flowering quince, maules quince