Dwarf Flowering Quince

Dwarf Flowering Quince

There is an interesting juxtaposition of new growth and riotous blooms sprawling across dry patchy yards and tangled with dry tumbleweed like plants that did not survive the drought. The blooms look all the more colorful on the backdrop of brittle straggling plant carcasses still standing in our neighborhood.  Before you pull these dry things up by the roots, you may wish to trim them back to the ground and give them until spring to revive. Not in all cases, but in some, the plants are only dormant.  Currently in my own yard there are too many things blooming to count.  Pictured here is the dwarf flowering quince.  They stay close to the ground (mounding) and have these wonderful blossoms that can be grapefruit to red in color. The only time of year that they don’t seem to bloom is mid-summer.  They have bloomed during an ice storm, truly a wonderful addition to your yard.  Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees are attracted by the blossoms.

  1. Cathy Howell says:

    Dan,
    Do these produce a fruit? I’ve been working on a little garden, no breezy thing with the deer in Wimberley. I would like to have beautiful flowering plants that also produce edibles.

  2. Terra Studios says:

    Sorry, Cathy these do not poduce a fruit. They have very showy blooms and are enjoyed by wildlife. An interesting alternative could be Artichoke. They are attractive and when they bloom look like very oversized thistles.

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