(New to me) Chinese Quince?

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Hi y’all! I got a Chinese Quince gifted to me today, I’m in zone 6a, tonight’s temps 34° what would be best place to keep it for the next couple days or just the night? What do y’all recommend? I thank you all in advance!
 

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It's a Japanese quince chaenomeles japonica, Chinese quince is pseudocydonia sinensis.

Both very cold hardy, should be fine outside at 34 degrees, if worried about frost put it under an eave or just up against the house
 

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You could put it in an unheated garage overnight if you are worried about it. I’ve been moving my stuff in and out daily right now. Wish I had some carts on wheels 😁
 
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I wouldnt worry about temps at this point unless you see a night time temp under 32deg. If temps drop below, you can bring it inside for the night and put it back out in the morning.
 

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It's a Japanese quince chaenomeles japonica, Chinese quince is pseudocydonia sinensis.

Both very cold hardy, should be fine outside at 34 degrees, if worried about frost put it under an eave or just up against the house
Are you sure Mike! I do not see any sign of thorns, the leaf structure, size and shape match my Chinese quince, along with the bark characteristics. All my Japanese quince including the chojubai have thorns and a different leaf structure. Just wondering what you based your identification on.
 
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I don't have any Chinese quince, but thought they had small pink flowers, and thick leathery leaves that are ovate and have serrated margins, OP plant appears to have lanceolate leaves and bright red flowers.
 
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Does Toyo Nishiki have thorns? Or cydona oblonga?

I would have thought this a “Japanese quince” as well but am not certain of the exact name

They’re supposed to be pretty strong / hardy, I think?
 

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A number of Japanese quince forms are thornless though many of the older types can have the vicious spines of the original species.
Leaves and flowers on this one definitely Chaenomeles - Japanese quince.
 

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I have a Chaenomeles x superba Japanese quince, thornless as well.
Cydonia oblonga doesn’t have thorns and looks nothing like Japanese quince
 

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Hi y’all! I got a Chinese Quince gifted to me today, I’m in zone 6a, tonight’s temps 34° what would be best place to keep it for the next couple days or just the night? What do y’all recommend? I thank you all in advance!

Possibly from Lake St. Garden center? They usually got some usable material if you look hard enough.....that's a Japanese Quince as mentioned. Which is good, lot more hardy up here than Chinese Quince.

They don't have anything in bonsai pots though, someone went "the extra mile" for you. If something happens, you can get another pretty easy.
 

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Possibly from Lake St. Garden center? They usually got some usable material if you look hard enough.....that's a Japanese Quince as mentioned. Which is good, lot more hardy up here than Chinese Quince.

They don't have anything in bonsai pots though, someone went "the extra mile" for you. If something happens, you can get another pretty easy.
No lol, funny tho am always there… they got it from NEBG down in Bellingham. Sweet collection you’ve got there. Any clubs up our way?
 

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Does Toyo Nishiki have thorns? Or cydona oblonga?

I would have thought this a “Japanese quince” as well but am not certain of the exact name

They’re supposed to be pretty strong / hardy, I think?
No the Toyo Nishiki does not have thorns! here is mine at an earlier stage in flower! But the dwarf chojubai " Japanese quince" has very sharp thorns and small red flowers.
 

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