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Plant Identification: Please name this shrub

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Clarksville, TN

January 20, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9391525

Saw this at a state park and wondered what its name is. It's about 4' tall and wide and it is in bloom. Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9391535

Just a guess... flowering quince (Chaenomeles sp.) The pictures are a bit too overexposed and lacking detail for me to be sure.


Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

January 20, 2013
3:58 PM

Post #9391636

Without seeing an open bloom, I agree with TomH3787
United States

January 28, 2013
12:31 AM

Post #9399723

Yes, what else would have spines and be blooming in January? Note that it is an Asian plant, not a native.
Clarksville, TN

January 29, 2013
4:12 PM

Post #9401807

This shrub is growing at one of the rest stop in TN


Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 29, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9402097

Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles sp.) is a commonly used extremely tough landscape plant - I'm not surprised you saw it at a rest stop. There are numerous named clones in colors ranging from white to pink to red (to all three on one plant) to a peachy orange called 'Cameo'.

This is par for the course performance - a warm snap in winter, and it busts into bloom.

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