At the bottom of our drive alongside the gateposts we grow a beautiful flowering quince. It grows alongside a low wall and its cheery blooms peek through the trellis that sits atop the stonework.
It is a very friendly, bright and cheerful plant to say welcome to visitors.
It flowers often throughout the year but at the moment it looks splendid as the first flush of blooms were killed by ice and snow and remain as mauve mummified blooms alongside vibrant fresh red blooms.
With the sun shining through the blooms the red is even brighter.
The new buds perch along the bare branches like little birds on a twig.
Then the buds extend ready to burst.
So that is the flower that says welcome to our home and garden! There is only one problem with it – it has long vicious spines awaiting the unsuspecting gardener.
9 replies on “Flowering Quince”
Your quince is quite a nice welcome sign for your home. Great images Malc!
Many thanks! It is a wonderfully long flowerer too. Malc
I do love Flowering Quince! It is one of the very first shrubs to bloom here in the spring.
You have done a lovely job capturing its beauty!
Many thanks. Malc
Hi Malc…I love your flowering Quince. We have one and they’re just so beautiful! I really like the shot you took of the sun shining on the buds
Great plants that are sadly taken for granted.
After spending a day trying to clear the brambles from the paddock I was looking forward to getting away from plants with spines! Ha ha. Really pretty plant and the red colouring is lovely with the sunlight shining through.
It is indeed a prickly character. That is why we grow it the other side of the trellis! Malc