Flowering quince is in bloom! It is one of my favorite shrubs. The scientific name is Chaenomeles japonica. Flowers are various shades of red, pink and white. It will grow in sun or shade but blooms better when planted in full sun.It is the first shrub to bloom each year.
I like to use this plant in cutting gardens or planted with an evergreen backdrop because it is deciduous. Flowering quince looks especially beautiful when cuttings are incorporated in an early spring indoor arrangement!~Shelly