University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Common Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles speciosa
Common Flowering Quince flowers
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Can be attacked by leaf spots, apple scab and fireblight. This very twiggy shrub requires yearly pruning to keep it in good shape.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-10 Feet
Mature Width: 6-10 Feet
Features: Showy, pink, red or white flowers from early to mid-spring; foliage opens red-bronze then turns dark green in summer; fruits can be used for jellies when ripe.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; prefers slightly acid soil pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates dry sites.
Cultivars:
  • 'Cameo' - Double, apricot flowers, height 4-5 feet.
  • 'Jet Trail' - White flowers, height 3 feet.
  • 'Texas Scarlet' - Abundance of red flowers; 2-3 1/3 feet tall.
Mature Form: Broad rounded to rounded, very twiggy
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Use for: Barrier.Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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