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Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Iwai Nishiki'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chaenomeles (kee-no-MAY-leez) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Iwai Nishiki



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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring


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Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Concord, California

Spencer, Massachusetts

Christiana, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 4, 2015, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

Purchased from Hanna Nursery in B'ham. I'm excited of this "double blooms" flowers. I had several speciosa quince and 'Toyo Nishiki' in the garden in which I love. This one will be my first double blooms. I will share pictures when the plant in full blooms.


On Mar 2, 2011, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

I first planted it in May 2008, then moved it in 2009, and while it has survived my moves it hasn't blossomed. Duh! Wonder why. Maybe this year 2011 it has been in one spot long enough. Gets full sun in my Alaskan garden.


On Mar 29, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Considered by many to be the most beautiful quince of all. Deep-red double blooms look like camellias. Heavy yields of aromatic yellow fruit in late summer and early autumn.