Nowadays, Japanese quince has become a frequent "inhabitant" in our gardens. It is worth remembering that this plant is an excellent supplier of vitamin "C" to our table, for which it received the name "northern lemon". Numerous preparations for the winter are prepared from the fragrant fruits of quince: jam, jelly, marmalade, compote, juice and even candied fruits.
But, most often, growing Japanese quince it is conducted not for the purpose of obtaining fruits, but for decorating landscape design. After all, the plant begins to bloom one of the first - at the end of April, when there is so much lack of colors. And here there are simply unusually beautiful flowers (almost 5 cm in diameter) with stunning colors: from white to bright red. Just a holiday bush!
Japanese quince looks good in summer too. It is decorated with green shiny oval leaves, among which thorns can be seen. And in autumn the plant "pleases the eye" with its yellow fruits, which sit tightly on the branches. Therefore, Japanese quince is used both as a hedge, in a rock garden, and even as a tapeworm on a green lawn.
With all this, growing Japanese quince will not be difficult even for a novice gardener. It is drought-resistant, cold-resistant, it has practically no pests, moreover, quince is not susceptible to diseases and lives up to 80 years.
This plant has only a few landing site requirements and to the composition of the soil. For good flowering and abundant fruiting, quince should be planted in a sunny place, preferably sheltered from the wind. And the soil is preferably fertile enough. In addition, during dry summers, abundant watering may be required.
But, if these few "living conditions" of Japanese quince are satisfied, then it will give its beauty and fruits for many, many years.