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Common Name: Flowering Quince

Species Name: Chaenomeles speciosa

Family Name: Rosaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin China
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Leaf spots, scale, mites and aphids; none are serious



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 20-foot diameter, 10-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, simple, ovate to oblong, 1.5-3.5 inches long, sharply serrate; large, conspicuous stipules on current



Soil Preference Adapted to most soil conditions
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes Develops chlorosis on high pH soils; usually defoliates by late summer; fruit is bitter when eaten raw


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