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Chaenomelia speciosa 'Toyo-Nishiki'

Common Name(s):
Toyo-Nichiki quince, Toyo-Nishiki flowering quince
Cultivar(s):
'Toyo-Nishiki'
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

'Toyo-Nishiki' flowers are a rare combination of red, white and pink flowers, sometimes with all three colors on the same flower.  Great display in the garden, for creating arrangements and bonsai. 

Dormant branches can be cut and used indoors for forcing fruit which can be used for making jam. The fruit has a bitter taste when eaten fresh off the branch, but the hard, dot-speckled, yellowish-green fruits are quite tasty after preserving.

Prune to shape in spring after flowering to stimulate the growth of flowering spurs which will improve the bloom for the next year, but will also reduce fruit production for the current year.

 

 

Height:
5 feet
Foliage:
Prune to shape after flowering, but avoid heavy pruning. Susceptible to fungal leaf spot (particularly in years with heavy spring rainfall) which can cause considerable leaf defoliation. 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.
Flower:
Red, white and pink flower on one plant, often on the same branch and flower. Plant blooms on old growth. Deer resistant.
Zones:
5 to 9
Site:
Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers well-drained loams. Fertilize in early spring. Spacing 5' to 6'. Remove suckers to control spreading.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded
Width:
5 feet
Tags:
heat resistant, cutting flowers, mixed borders, deciduous, attracts pollinators, drought tolerant, specimen planting, deer resistant, clay soil

NCCES plant id: 3155