common floweringquince Rosaceae Chaenomeles speciosa (Sweet) Nakai Listen to the Latin symbol: CHSP12 Other Fact Sheets
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
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
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.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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