Chaenomeles

Botanical Name: Chaenomeles

Phonetic: Kee-NOM-eh-leez

Common Name(s): Flowering Quince

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense (with leaves)
Bloom Season: Early spring
Flower Color(s): Red, pink, magenta

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-8
Climate Zone(s): 2,3,7,14-17,20-23
Growth habit: Clumping              
Height: 6-10 Feet
Spread: 6-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Fungal leaf spot, fire blight, scab, chlorosis in high pH soils
Soil: Well-drained, regular moisture, average soil

Features: Heat, cold and drought tolerant, tough, avoid heavy pruning, remove suckers, edible red and yellow fruit, showy flowers
Uses: Background, barrier, accent, foundation, informal hedge, screen, barrier, specimen, groupings, cottage garden

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