Scientific Name: Chaenomeles speciosa ( vs. C. japonica )Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:flowering quince Texture:Medium
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 3 - 4m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, (Floriferous), Red, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Pome, Green-yellow, Sep- Oct- Nov
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Mixed shrub border, Spring interest, Urban agriculture
Key ID Features:Shrub dense, twiggy, spiny, new growth red-purple to glossy dark green; leaves ovate-oblong,finely serrulate, stipules, <3.5 cm; flowers red/pink, April, before leaves.