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Chaenomeles speciosa

Japanese Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Chaenomeles speciosa
Principal Common Name Japanese Flowering Quince
Common Name(s) Flowering Quince
Synonym
Description Flowering quince is a deciduous shrub growing from 5-10 ft tall and about as wide. The simple leaves are arranged alternately on the stems which are typically thorny and densely tangled. Very early in the season, the bare branches are adorned with brilliant 1.5-2 in blossoms.
General Comments This is not the edible quince
Origin
Nativity Eastern Asia
Height Range 5 - 10 FT
Spread Range 5 - 10 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23
USDA Zones 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Green : Red tinged margin
Leaf Texture Medium
Form Shrub
Flower Color Bright Red : Crimson : Red : Rose Pink : White : White with a blush of pink
Flower Time Spring : Winter
Months
Ease of Growing
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Cold Tolerant : Cut Flower : Flower : Hedge Plant : Thorns : Winter Interest

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