Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles x superba 'Cameo')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-4ft
Plant Spread: 4-5ft
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Oval to oblong, glossy dark green leaves (to 3.5 long). No fall color.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Hard, yellowish-green fruits (2.5 quinces) that may acquire red tinges as they mature in autumn. Quinces are edible, but usually are considered too bitter to be eaten directly from the shrub. Quinces are sometimes used in preserves and jellies.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Double flowers
Flower Color: Other: Coral pink, Peach pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Edible Parts: Fruit
Pollinators: Bees

Quince

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Posted by bennysplace (Castle Rock, CO - Zone 5a) on May 22, 2013 7:29 PM

Each time I meander down the perennial walk, I find myself taking a photo of this beautiful flower. This is one plant I will be planting this year in my garden. This member of the rose family looks amazing flanked by taller perennials on the side and smaller perennials in the front and perhaps a few bulbs for added flavor.

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Plant Events from our members
Meredith79 On August 4, 2017 Transplanted
After potting up and overwintering in my garage for 4 years I finally decided on a spot to plant this. Keeping fingers crossed it does well.
Meredith79 On June 6, 2013 Obtained plant
Lazy S'S Farm delivery arrived. It is quite small and I am scared my husband will kill it with his weed whacker so I am keeping it potted for now.
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