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Flowering Quince

Botanical Name
Chaenomeles speciosa
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
6 to 10 feet
Width
6 to 10 feet
Flowers
January-March in South, April in the North: red to scarlet, salmon, white, yellow, pink, orange; single and double
Fruit
Apple-like pome, 2-3 inches, edible
Light
Full sun (best flowering) to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, avoid high pH
Planting & Care
  • Transplant balled and burlap or from container
  • Early spring freezes can kill flower buds
  • Blooms on old wood
Problems
Chlorosis in high pH, aphids, leaf spot, fire blight, scab, rabbits, thorns on stems
Varieties
  • Chaenomeles x superba 'Texas Scarlet' - few thorns, profuse tomato-red flowers, low growing 3 to 4 feet tall and wide
  • Mandarin - orange flowers
  • Contorta - twisted stems and leaves, pale pink flowers, 6 feet tall and wide
  • Cameo - double apricot-pink flowers, 4 feet tall and wide, good disease resistance
  • Toyo-Nishiki - red, white and pink flowers in same cluster, 6 to 10 feet tall

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