Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Japanese Flowering Quince

One of the early colorful shrubs is this Japanese Flowering Quince also known as Japonica.

This is very hardy and can grow quite large if left  untrimmed.  It sometimes bears small red fruit and protects itself with thorns.  It is a Chaenomeles and part of the same Rosaceae family as apples, strawberries and roses.  This particular variety is correctly named Chaenomeles Superba.

For other shades of red from all over check out Ruby Tuesday.

13 comments:

Piyush said... [Reply to comment]

Now thats a lot of rubies :)

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

So, japonica down in your corner and forsythia up in Brattcat's corner.

Spring has, indeed, sprung!

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

That's gorgeous but PLEASE don't set it as your next jigsaw.

Hootin' Anni said... [Reply to comment]

That photo is so, so impressive. Such beauty.

Hi, if you can find time, I'd really enjoy your visit today...viewing my RUBY TUESDAY

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I have always loved this showy shrub in the spring, but I don't happen to have any in my yard.

Marie said... [Reply to comment]

OMG what a tree!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Auntie E said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous view...
My Ruby Link for you

Mar said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful ruby sight!!

My Ruby Tuesday

Serge Cornillet said... [Reply to comment]

I love your flowers so colourful.
Nice.:D
Serge

Ron Cooper said... [Reply to comment]

No brighter flower!o

lisaschaos said... [Reply to comment]

Very pretty! What a wonderful color! We are just starting to see some things blooming here. :)

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

I have seen a couple of these and had wondered what they were. Thank you for solving my mystery!

Joan Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

What a magnificent specimen. Makes the few straggly flowers I get on mine a very poor showing.