common floweringquince Rosaceae Chaenomeles
speciosa (Sweet) Nakai
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, fine round teeth on margin, ovate, 2 to 3 1/2 long, large circular stiplues, shiny dark green above, slightly paler below.
Flower: Very showy, white, pink and red, most commonly red, 1 1/2 inches across, appearing before the leaves.
Fruit: Pome, 2 to 3 inches across, green with some red, very bitter.
Twig: Slender, gray-brown, often terminating in a thorn, buds small and darker.
Bark: Light brown, smooth with some raised lenticels.
Form: Shrub with arching, dense, tangled crown reaching heights of 10 feet.
Looks like: Chinese-quince
| Additional Range Information:
Chaenomeles speciosa is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting common floweringquince.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson