(Chaenomeles speciosa) Flowering quinces are a group of very winter hardy, disease resistant, deciduous shrubs covered with an abundance of beautiful flowers early each spring. The varieties we offer each follow up with a crop of nutritious fruit with a pineapple and citrus flavor that can be used to make jellies or syrups. This is a great group of edible ornamentals. For fruit, plant two varieties. They make great hedge plants spaced about 4' apart. USDA Zones 5-9.