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.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . 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.
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'.
Flowers semi-double, salmon pink with rosy mottling. Selected in the pÃÂÂ©piniÃÂÂ¨re Falconnet nsy, Thoissey, France, 19th century.
Flowers single, white, mottled rose pink. Raised Moerloose before 1856.
Flowers single, white. Raised Lemoine, France, c.1880.
Flowers single, white with pink mottling or fully rose pink.
Flowers semi-double, large, red. Raised in the Spaeth Nsy, Germany, before 1905.