A genus of dwarf deciduous flowering shrubs, opening their flowers as early as the middle of January. There are several species all of which are very desirable, some having scarlet flowers, others bright pink, and one species (Cydonia Japonica alba) bearing flowers of the purest white. They are all an easily grown, free-flowering class of plants which should be seen in every collection, as they thrive in any soil and require little attention.

They are propagated by layers in July, or by cuttings put in the open ground in October.