Toyo-Nishiki Flowering Quince ( chaenomeles )

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Toyo-Nishiki Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Toyo-Nishiki'

 

‘Toyo-Nashiki’ is noted for bearing flowers of different colors (pinks, reds and whites) on the same branches. Interesting color variations also may occur on the same flower. A dense, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with often-tangled, spiny, gray-brown twigs. It typically grows to 6-10’ tall and as wide. Five-petaled flowers (to 2” diameter) bloom before the leaves fully unfold in an often showy early spring bloom. Flowers are followed by hard, dot-speckled, edible, yellowish-green fruits (2.5” quinces) that are rather bitter when eaten fresh from the shrub, but quite tasty in preserves and jellies. Finely-toothed, oval to oblong, glossy dark green leaves (to 3.5” long).

 

Height : 6-10 Feet              Width : 6-10 Feet

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zones : 4-8