Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles Spe Texas Scarlet

Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles Spe Texas Scarlet


A smaller shrub featuring brilliant hot red flowers in spring, a profuse bloomer; a single-season plant; one of the best varieties for flowering effect, good choice for general garden use

Ornamental Features

Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince has tomato-orange cup-shaped flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges red in spring. The glossy oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy yellow pomes displayed in mid fall. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The bitter fruit is most often used in the following ways:

  • Preserves

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