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Iwai Nishiki Quince

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 46435
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Chaenomeles speciosa 'Iwai Nishiki'

Considered the Most Beautiful of All!
This Japanese Flowering Quince is a spectacular combination of color and form. The blooms are large, double flowered, and held in big clusters, and the plant is quick growing with nearly horizontal branching, creating a lovely "layered" look in any space. As if all that weren't enough, it's also quite compact, making it a standout even among the lovely Flowering Quince family.

These blooms may remind you of Camellias, with a double row of bright red petals surrounding a frilly yellow center. 2 to 2 1/2 inches across, they arise in large clusters before the foliage in earliest spring. Expect them to last for several weeks, transforming the dull winter garden into a blaze that heralds the arrival of spring.

'Iwai Nishiki' is a bit more compact than most Flowering Quinces, reaching just 3 to 4 feet high and spreading 5 feet wide. It grows far quicker than most others, too, rapidly forming a thick trunk that needs no support to withstand rough weather.

In late summer and fall, ornamental yellow fruit arises, very sweetly scented and long lasting on the tree. Every songbird in the neighborhood will arrive to sample these Quinces (which are edible for humans as well, but far too sour for most tastes), and the garden will become a fragrant paradise during the long fruiting season.

Locate 'Iwai Nishiki' in any well-drained soil receiving full sun or, in the warmer parts of its hardiness range, partial shade (afternoon is best). This Quince can be sensitive to direct winter sun, too, so if you plant it beneath deciduous trees, make sure it receives a break from the hottest afternoon sun. Other than that, it is quite adaptable and eager to grow, indifferent to changes in the weather and soil quality.

Truly a choice specimen you will want for your finest garden spots, 'Iwai Nishiki' deserves a home in your garden. Zones 5-9.

Genus Chaenomeles
Species speciosa
Variety 'Iwai Nishiki'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 5 ft
Bloom Size 2 in - 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Red
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Specimen, Border
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Flowering Quince


Set our shrubs in a well worked soil that has been supplemented with organic matter. Plant to allow for ultimate spread of the species chosen. A sunny location will produce the most glorious bloom. These plants also espalier nicely.


Prune after blooming in the spring to shape as desired. A light application of a balanced fertilizer, made at the time of pruning, is beneficial.


Zones 4-8

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