Red (Japonica) from Japan


White (Japonica), from Japan


Example of bonsai style


From the rose family, the chaen-omeles are a deciduous flowing shrub related to the quince and often referred to as “flowering quince.” They have serrated leaves and clustering 5-petal flowers that are about 4cm in diameter.

With their lush bulbous flowers, the chaen-omeles make a nice keshiki. Two are shown here from Ponsonby Plants, in hand-made New Zealand pots.

The lower photo shows an example of a chaen-omeles in full bonsai style.