Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles

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Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles
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One look at 'Texas Scarlet' flowering quince in bloom and most gardeners are sold! Scarlet flowers emerge in early spring before the emerging young foliage which is also red and matures into glossy green foliage.

It is a dense, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with often-tangled, occasionally spiny-tipped twigs. Flowers are followed by hard, yellowish-green fruits (2.5" quinces) that may acquire red tinges as they mature in autumn. Quinces are edible, but usually are considered too bitter to be eaten directly from the shrub. Quinces are sometimes used in preserves and jellies. Oval to oblong, glossy dark green leaves (to 3.5" long). No fall color.


  • You are purchasing a  pack of Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince in 3.5" Pots
  • Profusion of Scarlet Flowers in early Spring
  • Foliage emerges red and matures to green
  • Fruit is edible or left for wildlife
  • Easy care
  • Flowers for cutting
  • Plants bloom on old growth
  • Avoid heavy pruning. Prune to shape as needed in spring after flowering to stimulate growth of flowering spurs which will improve bloom for the following year (although such pruning will reduce fruit production for the current year)
  • Note: Images are of mature plants
  • Family: Chaenomeles japonica 'Texas Scarlet'
  • Mature Size: 6' x 6'
  • Soil: Average, well-drained
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Characteristics: Deciduous, spreading, spring flowering, blooms on old growth
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Bloom: Tomato Red
  • Tolerance: Drought, poor soil
  • Suggested Uses: Beds & Borders, Ground Covers, Barrier, Hedge, Cut Flowers, Attracts Wildlife

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