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Old 04-23-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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I am trying to identify this shrub. It is about 3 ft high and six ft. across. It has green leaves and has orange flowers that grow right from the stem. It was given to me by a friend who didn't know the name. It will spread out wider if not cut back. I am going to try to attach some pics but since this is my first time using this forum I hope they insert.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: NC
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My first thought is flowering almond. Whatever it is, yours is beautiful.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Camelia??
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Quince.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Flowering quince, chaenomeles speciosa.

If there is a friend nearby of a different variety, it will produce fruit which resembles the tree quince, to which it is somewhat related.

Chaenomeles fruit is very tart and makes a delicious "lemon"ade.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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Yep, flowering quince
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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That looks like a hybrid camelia called 'Coral Delight'.

It's not quince. Quince blossoms only have 5 petals, not multiple petals, and they are deep salmon pink to scarlet depending on sun exposure, not coral or peachy orange. The flowers on quince are small, about an inch across in size.

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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There are double flowering quinces, and those leaves don't look a bit like camellia leaves.

GardenSmart :: PLANT OF THE WEEK :: Double Take Quince

Chaenomeles 'Orange Storm' - Plant Finder

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Old 04-25-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Well, I learn something new every day. Never saw one of those before. Beautiful quince.

I'll concede that it might be an Orange Storm quince if that species of double blooming quince has such large flowers and big leaves as those in the pictures that the OP posted of his shrub. Look at the much larger size of the blossoms and the leaves on the shrub in OP's pictures. Is that how big the flowers and leaves get on that species of double blooming quince? Also, does it get spines on it like ordinary quince?

The larger leaves and flowers in the OP's pictures look like the several varieties of camellias that grow in the northwest.

I think it would be helpful if the OP would provide information about his location and further information about the width across of the flowers and the length and width of the leaves.

But at least he has some plant ID's to look up and confirm for himself now.

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Old 04-26-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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BTW the GardenSmart TV show - thanks jacqueg- comes on every week and i TIVO is regularly. Very informative and well done.
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