Quince Cydonia oblonga
- Quince Latin name
- Cydonia oblonga Common name
- Quince Plant family
- Quince Description
- Quince Planting preferences
- Quince Uses
Cydonia (Rosaceae) – one species of deciduous tree grown for its habit, flowers, Autumn foliage and edible fruits.
Form: Low, spreading tree
Height: 5 metres
Spread: 5 metres
Leaves: Long (to 15 cm), broad, hairy (almost felt-like) leaves that are dull green.
Flowers/berries: Profusion of flat, white, single-rose-like, very fragrant flowers in Spring followed by edible fruits in Autumn.
Normally grown for: Its form, flowers and fruits.
Notes: Vulnerable to mildew, Brown rot and Fireblight.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil type: Grows in any but waterlogged soil but grow against a South- or West-facing wall in cold areas.
Planting situation: Full sun
Container – Small varieties
Fruit – Need to be cooked before consuming, mostly used as flavouring or preserves.