Chaenomeles x superba 'Texas Scarlet'

Texas Scarlet Red Flowering Quince

Categories: Shrubs

‘Texas Scarlet’ is a hybrid flowering quince (C. japonica x C. speciosa) noted for its bright red flowers and compact shape. It is a dense, broad-rounded, deciduous shrub with often-tangled, occasionally spiny-tipped twigs. It typically grows to 3-4’ tall and to 4-5’ wide. Single watermelon red flowers (to 2” diameter) bloom, often in profusion, before the leaves fully unfold in an early spring bloom.


More About Chaenomeles x superba 'Texas Scarlet'

  • a compact growing hybrid quince
  • easy to grow and very floriferous(when not too cold in spring)

Flowers are followed by hard, yellowish-green fruits (2.5” quinces) that may acquire red tinges as they mature in autumn. Quinces are edible, but usually are considered too bitter to be eaten directly from the shrub.

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Height:

3-4 ft

Spread:

3-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

(4) 5-9

Chaenomeles x superba 'Texas Scarlet' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • Red

Fruit

  • Greenish

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for jams/jellies/juices
  • large size

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Irregular