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Cydonia oblonga (Quince)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga

Other names

Quince

Genus

Cydonia 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

Fragrance

Flowers are scented in spring

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases

No particular resistance or susceptibility to diseases.

Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight

General care

Pruning

Suitable for all training forms. Thin fruit as required.

Propagation

Trees are self-fertile.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Layering


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga

Other names

Quince

Genus

Cydonia 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented in spring


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

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.

Propagation

Trees are self-fertile.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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