Because of its long flowering and diverse colors this shrub is a real jewel in the yard. Chaenomeles is known as the Japanese quince, although ultimately is not quince. The confusion in names has received for its fruit, which type, shape and even taste like quince fruit, but are tiny in size. These shrubs bloom in all shades of pink, red, orange and white, decorative fruits and sharp spines. They also have shiny leaves that take different shades of yellow, when wilt.
Chaenomeles originates from East Asia. The first type of red-orange color was found in the mountains of Japan in 1784 by Carl Peter Tunberg - doctor, botanist of Swedish origin, who worked in a Dutch company that dealt with studies of many Asian plants. He called Pyrus japonica, because he had a resemblance to the pear tree. Later, however, the plant compares with quince tree and its name was changed to Cydonia japonica.