The quince (Cydonia oblonga) is the only member[1] of the genus Cydonia in the Rosaceae family (including pears and apples).

Pale Pink Quince Flowers

Quince is native to the forest edges and rocky slopes of Romania, Western Asia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Afghanistan, Northern Iran, and Japan. The tree bears deciduous pome fruits similar to a pear in appearance.

Cydonia Oblonga Flowers

The trees have been cultivated by landscape architects for their showy pale pink flowers and other ornamental features. The tree can reach 5 to 8 meters (16 to 26 feet) tall and 4 to 6 meters (13 to 20 feet) wide.

Cydonia Oblonga

The leaves are alternate, simple, 60 to 110 mm long, with an entire margin, and densely hairy with fine white hairs. The flowers that appear after the leaves in spring are pink or white, 50 mm wide and have five petals.

Quince Flower Bunch

Suggested Reading: Common Flower Names

Quince Flowers

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BioExplorer.net. (2024, April 12). Quince. Bio Explorer. https://www.bioexplorer.net/plants/flowers/quince/.
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Key References
  • [1]“Chaenomeles speciosa Japanese Quince, Flowering quince PFAF Plant Database”. Accessed April 24, 2022. Link.


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