Quince (Cydonia oblonga)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Quince
Give a thumbs up Fruiting Quince

Botanical names:
Cydonia oblonga Accepted
Pyrus cydonia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15 to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 inch, round to pear-like, bright yellow when ripe; each containing many seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Other: seeds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects

Photo credit: Kor!An (Андрей Корзун)

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Id of another large, local bush by Ursula Aug 7, 2018 6:36 AM 7
Can anyone help me identify this fruit? by Bitaddict Sep 1, 2017 9:12 PM 6
Tree ID by drummd01 Jul 13, 2017 4:38 PM 7
Maybe a quince? by Bonehead Apr 22, 2017 8:46 AM 7

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