Flowering Quince Plant Information
Flowering Quince grows in the following 14 states:Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oregon, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia
Chaenomeles speciosa (commonly known as flowering quince, Chinese quince, or Japanese quince, or as zhou pi mugua in traditional Chinese medicine) is a thorny deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub native to eastern Asia. It is taller than another commonly cultivated species, C. japonica, usually growing to about 2m (6ft 7in). The flowers are usually red, but may be white or pink, and the fruit is a fragrant but hard pome that resembles a quince.
This plant is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its twining habit and its showy flowers which appear early in the season - occasionally even in midwinter. It is frequently used as an informal low hedge. Numerous cultivars with flowers in shades of white, pink and red have been selected. The following cultivars and hybrids have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-
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