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An Asian shrub of the rose family, with bright red flowers followed by round white, green, or yellow edible fruits.Also called Japanese quince
- ‘Summer flower species such as Spiraea japonica flower on growth made in the current year.’
- ‘Catch up on the pruning and in particular the cutting back of spring-flowering shrubs such as Kerria japonica and winter jasmine.’
- ‘A new shrub to our garden this year is the summer flowering Spiraea japonica Anthony Waterer which is still blooming here well into October.’
- ‘Underneath you could plant Mahonia japonica, a handsome all-year round shrub, with lily of the valley scented yellow flowers in early winter.’
- ‘The Japanese quince, Chaenomeles japonica, is one of the more common spring flowering shrubs to be found in our gardens.’
Early 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of japonicus ‘Japanese’.
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