Maybe you can help, I love this bush because there is absolutely no way to kill it. Maybe it's a 'superman' bush? It has long sharp thorny branches and in the late fall produces an impressive fruit that reminds me of a small apple.

I want to transplant in a fence row but would like to know what exactly it is. If it helps, I live in Central Ohio (zone 6 I think).

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It is Chaenomeles possibly Chaenomeles x superba 'Pink Lady. The most commonly seen variety is Chaenomeles japonica but they usually have red flowers. It is often known as japanese or flowering quince because of the quince like fruits it produces in autumn/fall, which can be used to make quince jelly/jam instead of the true quince (Cydonia oblongata). Chaenomeles though are more usually grown for their attractive flowers in spring rather than the fruits. Further information here https://www.ballyrobertgardens.com/products/chaenomeles-x-superba-pink-lady

  • Thank You Very Much! Could it be a 'Chaenomeles Speciosa'? The fruit is definitely like a quince.
    – Butters
    Apr 27, 2020 at 0:30
  • 'speciosa;' flowers are more red than pink though, but yea, maybe...
    – Bamboo
    Apr 27, 2020 at 10:36

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