Botanical Name: Chaenomeles x superba 'Fusion'
Height: 6'- 10'.
Spacing: 6'- 10'.
Depth: Will do well in lightly shaded areas, but prefers full sun for best flowering and fruiting.
Spread: 6'- 10'.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Scarlet-red with yellow anthers.
Foliage: Small simple, toothed edged leaves in medium green arranged alternately on the stems.
Blooms: Mid to late Spring for about 2 - 3 weeks.
Fruit: Yellowish-green and pear shaped.
Form: Deciduous shrub.
Flower Form: 5 petaled, cup shaped single blooms.
Soil Requirements: Moderately fertile, well drained soil. Can become chlorotic in high alkaline soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate growth.
Pruning: New growth bears next years' flowers, therefore prune in early Summer after flowering is finished.
Comments: Bright scarlet blooms accented with golden-yellow anthers in the centers are borne close to the stems as the leaves are emerging. Forms an attractive arching shrub with dense sometimes twisted branches. Mainly grown for the beautiful flowers but the hard pear shaped fruit is edible. Quince can be easily sheared to form an attractive hedge or border. The flowering branches also make a dramatic cut flower arrangement.
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