Chaenomeles x superba 'Pink Lady'
A fairly popular small shrub, this Flowering Quince is a cross between C. japonica and C. speciosa and will grow to three to five feet. Pink Lady is thornless (although others of this cultivar have thorns) and produces flowers from March to May (this one produced earlier).
Pink Lady has dark pink flowers but other superba might have white, pink, orange-scarlet, or crimson flowers. It also produces apple-like fruits in the fall.
It thrives in all soils and flourishes in both sun and light shade but is best planted in dry conditions, well drained soil, in full sun.
Pruning is not necessary but you can encourage bushier growth by cutting back some of the older branches in the winter.
Propagation is usually done by planting semi-ripe cuttings in a cold frame in the summer or by planting rooted suckers in the fall.