Forsythia is another very early blooming shrub, and like flowering quince
, its bloom time is erratic, but by late February or early March it is usually laden with bright yellow flowers.
native to Alberta, British Columbia, and Hungary, and several Zone 5 flowering quince
(Chaenomeles japonica) cultivars.
Celebrate the start of a new year with a generous clipping of flowering quince
or other early spring flowering shrubs for forcing.
Flowering shrubs that bloom in spring, such as lilacs, forsythias, azaleas and flowering quince
, produce their flowers from buds that were formed the previous summer and fall, so if you prune these shrubs in fall you won't have flowers the following spring.
We cut down the lilac, forsythia, spirea and flowering quince
bushes to the ground.
When considering your food supply for the birds, remember that fruiting wall shrubs including pyracantha and flowering quince
will need to be pruned after flowering each year.
and Forsythia should be pruned back immediately after flowering to within two buds of last year's growth.
Those waxy red and pink flowers are of another quince, a big, thorny shrub called the flowering quince
, immortalized in Japanese prints,.
Choose from blooming azaleas, camellias, daphnes, heaths, and viburnums; deciduous shrubs such as flowering quince
and forsythia; and vines such as hardenbergia and primrose jasmine.
A My suggestions would be a climber like jasmine or honeysuckle, or a trained wall shrub such as Flowering quince
(Chaenomeles), or Pyracantha, which is spiky.
Q I HAVE just bought a flowering Quince
shrub which has beautiful red flowers.
(Chaenomeles) is a vivid bloomer whose most well- known varieties have waxy tomato-red flowers.