: Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa or Japonica) is an old-fashioned deciduous shrub that American farmers of the 1800s often grew on their homesteads for its beauty and sometimes for a little bit of fruit. It's a bit of a mystery why farmers chose to grow this plant, as it does not produce large amounts of quality fruit--it is thought perhaps they simply loved the beauty of its early spring flowers.
'Iwai-Nishiki' Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles spec 'Toyo-Nishiki'
(C. speciosa) A spectacular spring display of double camellia-like flowers of the deepest red color. The most striking quince ever seen. A low spreading form with exotic appeal. Great, hardy shrub outdoors.
Also a Fantastic bonsai!