Chaenomeles speciosa;Chaenomeles maulei - (T.Moore.) Schneid; Cydonia japonica - (Thunb.)Pers.; Cydonia maulei - T.Moore.; Pyrus japonica - Thunb. non Sims.; Pyrus maulei - (T.Moore.)Mast.
Origin and Habitat
Origins & Spread:
China, East Asia, Japan
Extra small - under 10 feet;only 1 - 3 feet tall
Species Growth Rate:
Moderate - 24 inches per year
Average - 50 to 150 years;Moderately Long - 100 to 175 years
egg shape in outline, with the narrow end attached to the stem.;resembling and egg in outline (see also obovate).;broad and rounded at the base and tapering at the end, like oval.
The leaves are alternate, simple, broad-ovate to obovate, 2 cm. to 5 cm. long, serrate and obtuse to rounded at the apex. At the base of each leaf petiole is a pair of rounded crenate-serrate stipules. Very lustrous foliage.
Flowering Bonsai;Very showy
Five-petaled flowers, can be orange, red, scarlet or blood red, on 1-year-old wood, borne from early spring. They flowers are susceptible to spring frosts. The flowers have both male and female organs (hermaphrodite) and are pollinated by Bees.
March, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Large - 4 cm. to 8 cm.
The large hard 4 cm. pome fruits look like a small yellow apples. It has a speckled skin and a pleasant fragrance as they mature in fall. They are not produced on double-flowered cultivars. Fruiting can be quite draining on the plant so wise to pinch them out to limit them to a number you would like to display.
Red Brown;Grey Brown
Slender spiny stems are reddish brown turning gray-brown and glabrous. The thorns on the stems are 1/4 to 1/2" long and diverge from the stems at 80 to 90 degrees.