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How to Grow Flowering Quince From Seed

Updated on July 28, 2012

How to Grow Flowering Quince From Seed

Japonica, another name for flowering quince, can be started from seeds and doesn't require much care. This plant is a perennial that will bloom in March for about two weeks. For the other 50 weeks in the year, it is used as an ornamental plant that can function as a hedge. The top of these plants can reach as tall as 2 to 3 feet and can grow as wide as 4 to 5 feet. The USDA zones are 5-10.

Step 1

Place peat moss and quince seeds into a plastic bag and moisten the soil slightly. Close the bag and seal the top tightly. Keep it in the fridge for eight weeks. Time spent in this cold and damp environment will release the seeds from their dormancy.

Step 2

Fill a pot with potting soil- not soil from outside. The bottom of the pot must have drainage holes to allow excess water to drain through. Keep the soil even, but don't pack it down tightly. Soil packed tightly will not drain well.

Step 3

Mix a small amount of sand and the flowering quince seeds and sprinkle this mix on the surface of the potting soil.

Step 4

Put a very thin layer of potting soil over the flowering quince seeds. Sprinkle it lightly to keep it from getting too deep. Place plastic wrap over the pot and pace it in direct sunlight.

Step 5

Take a large container and fill it with water until it's half full. Take the pot that holds your seeds and soil and place it into the large container. Let the plant pot soak for about 15 minutes. This will get the soil moist enough for seed growth. Do this again when the potting soil becomes completely dry.

Step 6

Take the young plants out of the pot when you have had the last freeze of the winter or spring. Take the seedlings and transplant them outside. The space you choose should have full sun and must drain well. It should not collect standing water after a rain.

Step 7

When winter comes, the flowering quince should be insulted with a 2-3 inch later of mulch to keep the soil temperature constant. It will insulate the surrounding soil, protecting the roots from freezing.

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