Clusters of small white flowers in early summer (flowers have a mildly unpleasant fragrance); shiny green leaves are semi-evergreen in zones 6 and 7 and evergreen in zones 8 and 9; bright red-orange fruits are borne in clusters from late summer into early winter.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best, but will tolerate dry soil; tolerates alkaline soils.
'Kasan' - Hardy to zone 5, orange-red fruit, 10 feet tall, susceptible to scab
'Lalandei' - Hardy to zone 5, orange-red fruit, 10-15 feet tall, susceptible to scab
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Fireblight, scab, twig blight, aphids and scale are all common problems.
Stems are thorny.
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