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QUINCE
Cydonia oblonga

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Photo Locations: Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA, Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Fruit used to make preserves and candy.

Has fragrant Fruit.

Native to Southwest Asia.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

QUINCE, FRUITING QUINCE, COMMON QUINCE

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Yellow Pome, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Psyllid, Brown Rot, Chlorosis, Fire Blight and Powdery Mildew.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Squirrels.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cydonia oblonga Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cydonia-oblonga >

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