Good choices for forcing this month include the following: serviceberry (Amelanchier), magnolia, flowering quince
(Chaenomeles), forsythia, crabapple or apple (Malus), flowering pear (Pyrus), flowering cherry (Prunus), spring-flowering witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and redbud (Cercis).
Almost every flowering quince
is a pass-along plant from a dear loved one, and it is difficult to find a quince that someone actually purchased.
I WANT LOVELY SHRUB TO BE GARDEN HUB I want to increase our loveliest shrub, a flowering quince
, and make it the centrepice of my garden.
A lovely shrub we want to double-y 6 I want to increase our loveliest shrub, a flowering quince
Grow shrubby flowering quince
to add structure to ornamental beds.
The red flowering quince
, a plant of great beauty, flowers in early spring before the leaves appear and can also be used for hedging in shady places, its fruit a bonus and useful for preserves.
Early blooming shrubs like flowering quince
make good companions as they offset the forsythia's bright yellow blooms.
Just go out and cut a few branches of forsythia, flowering quince
japonica, or even a branch from a fruit tree.
Having said that, the following have already bloomed or are currently in flower: Shadbush, magnolia, flowering crabapple, flowering cherry, flowering quince
, dogwood, hawthorn, redbud, May flowering viburnum, azalea, rhododendron, forsythia, white forsythia, spirea, lilac, and literally hundreds of bulbs, natives, and perennials.
has a showy flower with red to deep, reddish-pink flowers.
Try these too: Spirea, flowering cherry and plum, witch hazel, pussy willow, flowering crab apple, winter jasmine and flowering quince
is Chaenomeles, that dense, thorny, spring-blooming shrub that comes in all those incomparably rich and tarty hot colors.