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An Asian shrub of the rose family, with bright red flowers followed by round white, green, or yellow edible fruits.
- ‘Using sharp pruners, cut budding branches of bridal wreath spiraea, flowering quince, forsythia, honeysuckle, pussywillow, and service-berry.’
- ‘These trees, including many varieties of crabapple, hawthorn, pear, mountain ash, flowering quince and pyracantha, should be pruned during the dormant season.’
- ‘Prune back your hybrid tea roses, any overgrown forsythia and flowering quince branches and remove the dead, diseased and damaged branches from all trees and shrubs as you tidy up this time of year.’
- ‘The 20-metre-tall linden tree, a 230-year-old laurel and Chinese flowering quince have made this place a worthwhile destination on a weekend.’
- ‘And though P. sinensis flowers prettily (albeit subtly and sparsely) in pink, you can't call it a flowering quince, because that name's been taken too.’
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