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Cydonia oblonga (Quince)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Cydonia oblonga

Other names: Quince

Genus: Cydonia

Species: C. oblonga - C. oblonga is a deciduous thornless shrub or small tree bearing large soft, oval leaves with a silvery down, pale spring flowers and highly fragrant edible fruit.


Cydonia oblonga is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Fragrance: Flowers are scented in spring

Watch out for

Specific pests: Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases: No particular resistance or susceptibility to diseases.

Specific diseases: Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight

General care

Pruning: Suitable for all training forms. Thin fruit as required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Trees are self-fertile.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Layering. REGISTER to read more...


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Cydonia oblonga (Quince) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade. Prefers a sheltered spot. Very alkaline soils can cause chlorosis. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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