Chaenomeles

Easy to grow and virtually indestructible

Among the first shrubs to bloom each year, Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince) burst forth with single to semi-double or double, bird-attracting blooms in white and soft to vibrant shades of pink, orange, and red. The foliage is red-tinged when young, maturing to a shiny green. The growth habit of Chaenomeles varies widely among the selections, with some reaching 10' and widely spread, while others are low growing and compact. Most Chaenomeles are thorny, but some are thornless or nearly so. Some also bear small, Quince-like fruit.