Genus - Chaenomeles

Chaenomeles are more commonly known as "Flowering Quince". This name differentiates them from the closely related true quince in the genus Cydonia. Flowering quince are attractive to Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

The quince fruit looks like a cross between a pear and an apple. It is tart and can be used to make preserves. It can also be cooked and used like apples or pears. It can be added to apple pies to add a little tartness.

Culture - Grow in full sun or part shade. Once established it can tolerate some drought.