Chaenomeles speciosa
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Chaenomeles speciosa

flowering quince
Japanese quince

  family rosaceae 
  genus chaenomeles 

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Genus  Chaenomeles Species  speciosa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  flowering quince   Japanese quince Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S10845 Data source  CrscntBlm;GrUnFr p169;Xeri p302
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  My Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Chaenomeles speciosa can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Flowering quince (also known as Japanese quince) does best in full sun to partial shade. It needs soil that is dry.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 1 1/2 inch round, greenish-yellow colored with brown speckles, very hard, with numerous seeds in five cells. It is too sour and astringent for eating fresh but is useful in making lemon tasting juice. Some of its possible culinary uses include: in jelly and as a flavoring.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting   Layering   Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly   Flavoring Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 1 1/2 inch round, greenish-yellow colored with brown speckles, very hard, with numerous seeds in five cells Flavor / texture  too sour and astringent for eating fresh but is useful in making lemon tasting juice
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Chaenomeles speciosa to produce fruit. Flowering quince (in some places called Japanese quince) is often propagated using a cutting or by layering or by seed. This plant may have originated from China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Chaenomeles speciosa is a woody perennial. Flowering quince (locally known in some parts as Japanese quince) is deciduous in nature.

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