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Chaenomeles speciosa 'Contorta'

Flowering Quince

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Contorta’ – 'Contorta' is a most interesting shrub densely comprised of dark brown contorted and somewhat congested stems. Pink buds open white and pink flowers which mature white. Typical quince fruits in mid to late season set among glossy rich green foliage. Site ‘Contorta’ in full to part sun planted in fertile draining soil. All quinces demonstrate some drought tolerance once established. Cutting grown.


Height:

6 Ft

Spread:

6 Ft

Colors:

Light Pink, White

Zone:

4 to 8(9)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Chaenomeles speciosa 'Contorta'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Contorted

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown