Chaenomeles speciosa 'Texas Scarlet'

Texas Scarlet Floweringquince

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature Height - 2-3.5'
Mature Width - 6-10’
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Five petaled, perfect, 40-60 stamens, tomato red, single to double; borne solitary or 2-4 per cluster on old wood; 1.5-1.75" diameter. Jan-March in South: April further north.
Fruit - Pome, 2-2.5" long and wide, yellowish green. Ripening in October; fruits are quite bitter but when cooked are used for preserves and jellies.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Nonexistent.
Bark - Brownish, often slightly pubescent. Contains thorns.
Other Features - Considered best tomato red-flowered form because of its spreading habit and profuse flowers that are borne on compact spreading plant.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Performs well in dry situations; full sun or partial shade with best flowering in sun; renewal pruning by elimination the older branches or cutting the whole plant to within 6" of the ground; prune after flowering.
Native Habitat - China, cultivated in Japan. Introduced before 1800. Zone 4 to 8(9)
Diseases and Insects - Leaf spots result in premature defoliation; abundant rainfall in the spring and early summer can cause 50-75% defoliation by July. Aphids are prevalent on young stems and foliage
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 53

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- Other plants with the common name Floweringquince.
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- Other plants of the species Chaenomeles speciosa.