Native to China
cold hardy to zone 5
A decidious tree with beautiful exfoliating bark. The old bark peels off in patches similar to a sycamore, revealing shades of gray, green, orange or yellow.
|multi-colored peeling bark|
The edible fruit makes delicious jam and jelly. Chinese Quince cooked with apples is delightful. The yellow medium-size fruit is hard and is suitable for pickling and can be made into a tea. It ripens in mid to late autumn The fruits emit a sweet aroma and are placed in a bowl to impart a delightful spicy scent to a room.
|flowers from April to May|
|5 light pink petals 1 to 2 inches across|
Chinese Quince flowers from April to May with 5 light pink petals 1 to 2 inches across, appearing in spring on last years growth, so heavy pruning is best avoided.