Quince 'Toyo-Nishiki'
(Chaenomeles japonica 'Toyo-Nishiki')

  • Type: Deciduous
  • Light: Sun
  • Height: 6 to 10'
  • Spread: 6 to 10'
  • Flower: Pink, White or Red
  • Bloom: Spring
  • Fruit: Yellowish Green pome
  • Fruit Time: Fall

‘Toyo-Nashiki’ is noted for bearing flowers of different colors (pinks, reds and whites) on the same branches. Interesting color variations also may occur on the same flower. Commonly called flowering quince, is a dense, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with often-tangled, spiny, gray-brown twigs. It typically grows to 6-10’ tall and as wide. It is native to China, Tibet and Myanmar (Burma). Flowers bloom before the leaves fully unfold in an often showy early spring bloom (late March - April). Flowers are followed by hard, dot-speckled, edible, yellowish-green fruits that are rather bitter when eaten fresh from the shrub,

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