Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Spach

Japanese Flowering Quince

Open deciduous shrub less than 1 m tall. Branchlets spiny, hairy at first. Leaves more or less ovate, mostly 3-5 cm long. Flowers solitary or in clusters on the previous year's growth, brick red; late winter to early spring. Fruit apple-like, 2-4 cm wide, maturing to a dull yellow.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Chaenomeles japonica 'Sargentii'

Low-growing. Flowers salmon pink to orange, single. Grown from seed collected in the mountains of Japan by c.s. Sargent in 1892 and selected by Lemoine, France, 1899.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Chaenomeles Lindl.