Plant ID forum: Showy pink-flowering shrub in Ontario

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Pants
May 16, 2017 7:34 PM CST
This shrub has been growing in our lawn since times immemorial and mom and I are wondering what it is. Someone told her years ago what it was and that it is a native species but she's forgotten the details. I didn't spot it flipping through my field guides, though, so I think maybe it's not.

It grows about seven feet high with many stems and has spread to about ten feet across. It's in bloom mid-May and seems to do well on dry-ish sand in Southern Ontario.
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Thanks

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Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
May 16, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Looks to me like Flowering Quince, Chaenomeles japonica.

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
May 16, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Or possibly (and maybe more likely) Chaenomeles speciosa, which gets taller than Chaenomeles japonica, supposedly close to 7ft.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 16, 2017 8:31 PM CST
I agree
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Pants
May 16, 2017 9:53 PM CST
Yep, that's what is, a flowering quince. Thanks so much.

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