SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Getty Villa - Malibu, CA, Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA, Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Utility friendly tree.
Fruit used to make preserves and candy.
Has fragrant Fruit.
Native to Southwest Asia.
Additional Common Names
QUINCE, FRUITING QUINCE, COMMON QUINCE
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cydonia oblonga Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cydonia-oblonga >