Chaenomeles, Flowering Quince 'Toyo-Nishiki'

Chaenomeles speciosa

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

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

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Madison, Alabama

Vincent, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Citrus Heights, California

Danville, Illinois

Freedom, Maine

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Brooklyn, New York

Elba, New York

West Chester, Ohio

Charleston, South Carolina

Christiana, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee

Garland, Texas

Quinlan, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

Spring Green, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 7, 2015, wendymadre from Petersburg, VA wrote:

In my Zone 7A garden, I planted Chaenomeles 'Toyo Nishiki' about ten years ago, in a spot where she gets full sun a few hours each day, but also considerable shade. I have been pruning her to be less of a thicket (which is the flowering quince tendency) but rather to expose the branches. The blossoms are lovely. I have been trying to get cuttings, and I found that while some plants will root without being covered with plastic to increase the humidity, flowering quince really appreciates the soda bottle or baggie over the pot. There are seedlings around her, but I have heard that they will not necessarily breed true. I wish I had a larger yard, so that I could have room for all the other colors of flowering quince.

Neutral

On Mar 19, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Very handsome in bloom. (Flowers are white and salmon-pink, with no red flowers on this cultivar.) Unfortunately, bloom season is brief, and this species has little interest when out of bloom.

Flowers on second-year wood. Should be pruned shortly after flowering to accommodate this. Friends don't let friends use hedge clippers!

Plants don't come true by seed.

Positive

On Dec 21, 2006, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The natural asymmetrical growth habit and gorgeous multi-colored blooms along with unsurpassed drought and heat tolerance once established make this shrub one of my all-time favorites!

Positive

On Sep 7, 2006, SANKS27 from Danville, IL wrote:

FIRST YEAR,AND IS HEALTHY SO FAR....WAIT AND SEE.

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