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Cydonia oblonga 'Van Deman' (Quince 'Van Deman')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
3.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Van Deman'

Other names

Quince 'Van Deman'

Genus

Cydonia Cydonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Van Deman' _ 'Van Deman' is a vigorous, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with broadly ovate, dark green leaves, grey-downy beneath and turning yellow in autumn. Solitary, white flowers blooming from the leaf axils in spring are followed by large, edible, pear-shaped, pale yellow fruit ready for harvest in early autumn.


Cydonia oblonga 'Van Deman' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Rounded

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

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 , Powdery mildew Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Suitable for all training forms. For the first 3-4 winters, prune to establish a framework of fruiting spurs. Keep the centre open. Thereafter, prune lightly in winter, removing no more than 1/4 of the oldest branches.

Propagation

Trees are self-fertile.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Cydonia oblonga 'Van Deman' (Quince 'Van Deman') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Though tolerates a range of soil conditions, prefers deep, fertile, moist but well-drained to moisture retentive soil (except waterlogged) in a warm, sheltered, sunny spot. Fertilise in late winter. Water regularly through dry periods. Self-fertile.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Van Deman'

Other names

Quince 'Van Deman'

Genus

Cydonia Cydonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Van Deman' _ 'Van Deman' is a vigorous, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with broadly ovate, dark green leaves, grey-downy beneath and turning yellow in autumn. Solitary, white flowers blooming from the leaf axils in spring are followed by large, edible, pear-shaped, pale yellow fruit ready for harvest in early autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Rounded


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


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 , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Suitable for all training forms. For the first 3-4 winters, prune to establish a framework of fruiting spurs. Keep the centre open. Thereafter, prune lightly in winter, removing no more than 1/4 of the oldest branches.

Propagation

Trees are self-fertile.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cydonia oblonga 'Van Deman' (Quince 'Van Deman') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Though tolerates a range of soil conditions, prefers deep, fertile, moist but well-drained to moisture retentive soil (except waterlogged) in a warm, sheltered, sunny spot. Fertilise in late winter. Water regularly through dry periods. Self-fertile.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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