What Is a Chinese Quince?


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The Chinese quince, or Pseudocydonia sinensis, is a flowering tree from China. It is from the Rose family and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 8.

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Chinese quince has pink fragrant flowers from April to May, and its leaves turn yellow and red in the fall. The flowers are followed by edible fruits that become ripe around October. The trees grow 10 to 20 feet high, and they have dense oval crowns that spread 7 to 15 feet wide. The Chinese quince tree requires full sun and well-drained soil. It is a low maintenance plant with moderate water needs.

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