Chinese Quince Tree
A useful and beautifully unique fruiting quince relative, the Chinese Quince produces large, aromatic yellow quince fruit and also features seductively beautiful, colorful flaking bark! When plants reach maturity the bark will flake like a sycamore revealing multi-colored patches. Coupled with the fall fruit hanging from the tree and the beautiful fall foliage, it’s a sight for soar eyes! Oh, and big pink tinted rosaceous blossoms in spring. Nice!
Latin Name: Pseudocydonia sinensis
Site and Soil: Chinese Quince likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Quince is hardy to minus -10º F or slightly below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Quince is not bothered by pests. While not usually a problem in the Pacific Northwest, Fire Blight can affect Quince in some regions of the US.
USDA Zone: 6