Scientific Name: Chaenomeles speciosa
Common Name: flowering quince
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 3 - 4m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Mixed shrub border, Spring interest, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Pink, Red, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Pome, Green-yellow, Sep-Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Shrub dense, twiggy, spiny, new growth red-purple to glossy dark green; leaves lalternate, most blades ovate-oblong, 3-8cm long x 2-4cm wide, finely serrulate, petiole 5-10mm long, rounded stipules, 1-3.5cm long; flowers 3-5xm wide, commonly scarlet red (pink and white cultivars), April, before leaves; pomes 4-6cm long, yellow. Winter ID: some nodes with thorns or clusters of globular flower buds.