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Flowering Quince Dazzles With Early Spring Color

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Flowering quince blooms in April, before it puts out any leaves....
Picture of flowering quince shrubs.

Picture of flowering quince shrubs.

David Beaulieu
Flowering quince is easily recognized (while in bloom) once you've identified the shrub. The blooms of most of the flowering quince shrubs I encounter are a brilliant pinkish-red. After its flowers drop, however, these bushes are rather nondescript (Michael Dirr calls their habit "oafish").

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