Plant Catalog - CHAENOMELES J CONTORTA
CHAENOMELES J CONTORTA
Chaenomeles japonica 'Contorta'
Contorted Flowering Quince
A deciduous shrub known for its very early spring blooms before leaf-out. Pale pink flowers bear edible, quince-like fruit that are best tasting when processed in preserves or jellies. Branches are ornamentally twisted and spiny. Glossy, finely toothed leaves are characteristic of the rose family.
USDA zones: 5 - 9
Sunset zones: 2 - 23
Mature size: 2 - 5 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun
Water needs: moderate to regular water