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Flowering Quince Chaenomeles speciosa 'Toyo-Nishiki'

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Phonetic Spelling
kee-nah-MAH-leez spe-see-OH-sah
Description

'Toyo-Nishiki' is a deciduous suckering shrub with a rounded spreading form that grows up to 8 feet high and wide. Remove suckers immediately if spreading is not desired. 'Toyo-Nishiki' flowers are a rare combination of red, white and pink flowers, sometimes with all three colors on the same flower.  Cut branches with swollen flower buds may be forced indoors, making a welcomed winter flower arrangement.

Quinces are easy to grow in acidic, average, well-drained garden soils. The preference is for well-drained loams but it is adaptable to a wide range of soil types. Best flowering occurs in full sun but it tolerates some shade. They can tolerate some drought once established. Plants bloom on old growth so prune sparingly after flowering to remove diseased or broken branches and lightly shape. Over pruning will reduce fruit production for the current year. Be careful of the thorns.

Use this shrub as a hedge, specimen or in groups. It can be trained to grow against a wall or trellis. 

PROBLEMS: Fireblight and scab can be problems in some areas. Aphids can cause significant damage to new growth. Lesser pests include scale and mites. Chlorosis (yellowing of foliage) will occur in high pH soils. Frost damage to spring buds.

 

 

 

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#bees#showy flowers#deciduous#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#specimen#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#red flowers#cut flowers#mixed borders#showstopper#edible fruits#pollinator plant#fruits#clay soils tolerant#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chaenomeles
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruit.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Colorful
    Edibility:
    The fruits can be used in jellies and jams. Raw fruit is bitter.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Pome
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit yellowish-green with a reddish blush, fragrant and speckled with small dots. Ripens in early fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-inch 5-petaled blooms appear solitary or 2-4 per cluster in white, red and pink on the same branch. Blooms March to April before the leaves appear.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 3.5-inch long oval to oblong, serrated, glossy dark green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thorny gray-brown stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Lawn
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Messy
    Spines/Thorns