Chinese Quince Bonsai
Native to Southeast Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Bhutan and Myanmar). In their natural habitat, they grow on both mountain slopes and in forests. The plant was first introduced to England at the end of the eighteenth century, and to the United States in the mid nineteenth century. Today, the plant is widely distributed across Europe and North America. Since ancient times, the tree has been used as a strong cultural motif during the Chinese New Year celebrations. They symbolize happiness, good health and prosperity. Frequently used element in ikebana, the Japanese traditional art of flower arrangements. In fact, Chaenomeles has been cultivated as a bonsai tree in China, Japan and Korea for thousands of years.
If you’re looking for an ornamental flowering bonsai that produces fragrant fruit (when matures) and looks good throughout the year, consider a quince. Quince is a very fragrant yellow fruit used to make jams and jellies. This plant is very adaptable, and grows well in a range of conditions, from the cooler parts of subtropical. Since quince trees have some drought tolerance, they are suitable for beginners, although undemanding they will require some pruning to keep it in an attractive form. We grow this lovely plant for its beautiful flowers which look very pretty in early Spring on their aesthetically pruned branches.
Height: 35cm including its pot
Photo: 30 May 2023, and Aug 2022 (Spring)
Appearance of the plant will vary from season to season