Help me identify this plant

kimmid(Southern NH)July 4, 2009

I got it last year for $5 at a clearance sale.. I honestly didnt think it would survive but i nursed it back to health. It blossomed this spring with tiny little gorgeous dark reddish flowers. Now we see these things that look like pears on it.. I had the tag with all my other tags but i cant find the box (still moving things in and around the house). It is many branched as you can see and it is about 2 feet tall right now but in my research when i still had my hands on the tag it was supposed to get about 3-4 feet tall and wide. Any ideas?

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ctlady_gw(z6 CT)

Looks like a quince to me. Maybe "Texas Scarlet" (Chaenomeles japonica "Texas Scarlet") which has dark red flowers.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 9:45PM
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kimmid(Southern NH)

are the fruit edible?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 10:51PM
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ctlady_gw(z6 CT)

I know people who make quince jelly but I've never personally done anything with them. Possums and squirrels will happily devour the fruit in the winter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Article on using quince fruit

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 11:04PM
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kimmid(Southern NH)

Okay, how about this one.. haha

    Bookmark   July 5, 2009 at 12:22AM
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javaandjazz(z6 CT)

coral bells.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2009 at 7:56AM
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kimmid(Southern NH)

YOu ladies (and gents) are fantastic! Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2009 at 8:41AM
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