Japanese Quinces ans Hawthorns are deciduous, small to tall woody shrubs to small trees with oval to finger-like, glossy dark green leaves. They make loose umbels with white, creamy-white to greenish-yellow or bright rose flowers followed by most ornamental orange-red to dark brownish-red berries in Crataegus species or most decorative and very large, fragrant yellow fruits (not edible) in Chaenomeles species in late summer and autumn. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. All species are very adoptable and robust.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil, slightly moist soil. Keep pots in a sunny spot outside during winter. Seeds require a cooling period for several months before they germinate in following spring. After germination keep seedlings slightly drier. Plant out from spring to autumn as soon as young plants are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package (Crataegus spp.), respectively 10 seeds per package (Chaenomeles spp.).