Flower Database

flowering quince

Basic information
Flower Name
flowering quince
Formal Name
Chaenomeles speciosa
Alias
木瓜, Chinese quince, flowering quince
Habitat
China (cultivars)
Morph
Deciduous shrub
Comment
Flowering quince (scientific name: Chaenomeles) is a deciduous shrub of the rosaceae family of the chaenomeles genus. In the genus chaenomeles , there are a number of varieties. There are three kinds , improvised C. speciosa in Chinese origin, C. Cathayensis and Japanese native C. japonica.
In Japan , C. speciosa is meant. Flowering quince has been cultivated during the Heian period, a variety of seasons, cold bloom, early bloom, middle bloom, late blooming cultivars have been cultivated, and depending on the variety you can enjoy flowering for a long time. Petals will soften as elegant colors as fluffy. There are cold blushing that blooms in winter, Toyo Nishiki and Takanenishiki of a branch replacement breed for early flowering varieties, and Sekaiichi for late bloom varieties. Some branches have sharp spines and others are not. Leaf shape is elliptical, with saw tooth on the leaf edge. It is used for bonsai and garden trees, and many garden cultivars are made. Fruits after flowers and those that are ripe are not eaten raw but are used as materials for fruit wine and painkillers.
Detailed information
Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Chaenomeles
Species
C. speciosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
Rosa
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Red, Orange, White
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr Nov Dec
Height
100  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 5