Texas Scarlet Floweringquince
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - MediumMature 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 foliageStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Floweringquince.- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.- Other plants of the genus Chaenomeles.- Other plants of the species Chaenomeles speciosa.