|The cultivar, 'Jet Trail' bears flowers in white.
C. japonica has a spreading habit, though of relatively small stature. The spiny branches host flowers in orange, coral and red, then glossy leaves, and later in the summer and autumn, pale yellow fruits flushed with rose.This is a very attractive deciduous flowering shrub with a spreading and rounded habit. Leaves are glossy, ovate, and medium green up to 2-1/2 inches long. Clusters of white, pink, orange, scarlet, or crimson cup shaped flowers 1 to 2 inches across, are borne on spiny branches. Very nice for a shrub border or espalliered to wall. Cut branches with swollen flower buds may be forced indoors, making a welcomed winter flower arrangement. To prune, remove only crossing, diseased or broken branches. Flowering quince should never be sheared.