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Chinese Quince Pseudocydonia sinensis

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Chaenomeles sinensis
  • Cydonia sinensis
Phonetic Spelling
soo-doh-sigh-DOH-nee-uh sih-NEN-sis
Description

Leafs out early; bark flakes of to reveal a patchwork of gray, green, orange, brown

Cast light shade; flaking gray-green to brown bark; easy to transplant; long-lived; tolerates wind but not wet soil.

Form: Dense; upright branching with oval to rounded form

Growth Rate:  Slow to moderate

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#pink#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#fragrant flowers#pink flowers#tree#red leaves#yellow leaves#playground#children's garden#edible fruits#yellow fall color#red fall color
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#pink#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#fragrant flowers#pink flowers#tree#red leaves#yellow leaves#playground#children's garden#edible fruits#yellow fall color#red fall color
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pseudocydonia
    Species:
    sinensis
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    The most common use of the edible fruit is in jam.
    Play Value:
    Edible fruit
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Pome
    Fruit Width:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is fragrant, from 4-6 inches long with citron yellow fruit.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    This plant has soft pink flowers with a white base in late spring that are very fragrant, 5 to 7 in., and egg-shaped.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2.5 to 4.5 in. alternate, simple leaves; yellow to red fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The stem has upright dense branching.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden