Flowering quince is a dense, round, broad, deciduous shrub with grayish brown bark that are tangled and barbed. It grows 6-10ft tall and wide. Leaves are finely serrated margins that are oblong, glossy and dark green (3.5” long). Scarlet-red, coral, pink or white, five-petaled flowers (2” diameter) bloom early spring before the leaves fully emerge. Flowers are followed by hard, speckled, yellowish-green fruits (2.5” quinces) that are edible but are bitter when eaten raw from the shrub but are quite tasty in preserves and jellies.