Chaenomeles speciosa (Sw.) Nakai

Chinese Flowering Quince

Deciduous shrub, mostly 2-3 m tall, spreading slightly from the base. Branchlets mostly spiny, hairless. Leaves 5-10 cm long, shape variable. Flowers red, pink, white or mottled; winter to spring. Fruit a hard pome. Syn. c. lagenaria (Loisel) Koidz.

China, Burma.

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 speciosa 'Alba'

Probably 'Nivalis'.

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Apple Blossom'

Flowers single or semi-double, white suffused with pink and yellow. Raised w.b. Clarke, San Jose, California, usa, 1937. There appears to be possible confusion between this cultivar and 'Moerloosei'.

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Falconnet Charlet'

Flowers semi-double, salmon pink with rosy mottling. Selected in the pÃĩpiniÃĬre Falconnet nsy, Thoissey, France, 19th century.

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Moerloosei'

Flowers single, white, mottled rose pink. Raised Moerloose before 1856.

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis'

Flowers single, white. Raised Lemoine, France, c.1880.

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Rosea Grandiflora'

Flowers single, white with pink mottling or fully rose pink.

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Sanguinea Semiplena'

Flowers semi-double, large, red. Raised in the Spaeth Nsy, Germany, before 1905.

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