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Pseudocydonia sinensis

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A rare plant native to China, Pseudocydonia sinensis is an attractive semi-evergreen tree related to Cydonia (Quince). It has dark green leaves which turn warm shades of orange and dark red autumn before falling.

Once established it has mottled, tactile, flaking bark. In spring it has pale pink flowers, followed by large yellow fruit (although these rarely develop fully in the UK).

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Pseudocydonia sinensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pseudocydonia sinensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Pseudocydonia sinensis requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Flower Colour: Pale pink
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Small branching tree with a somewhat rounded habit once established.
Height: 4 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (20 ft)

Notes: Pseudocydonia sinensis will produce flowers on year old wood and so heavy pruning is best avoided. To reliably produce fruit, this is best planted in a warm, sunny spot, preferably next to a wall or fence. This plant is also known as Chaenomeles sinensis

Plant Finder: about Pseudocydonia sinensis

Common names

Chinese quince


Pseudocydonia sinensis (Chinese quince). This species has peeling bark it is grey and white in colour and will reveal shiny under-bark.


They will need well drained soil, you need to plant in full sun to ensure that the fruit and foliage colour grow well.

Interest and use

Grown for its bark, flowers and fruits.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium

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