The Chinese Quince is a species treasured for bonsai due to its beautiful exfoliating bark and dark green foliage that turns to a beautiful red in fall. These trees grow in all but the most extreme climates and are strong growers. Planted in the ground, they can grow several feet per year and develop thick trunks. We have trees in the ground that have grown to 15-20' and started producing fruit in about 4 years. Grown from seed at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
Common Names: Chinese Quince, Karin (in Japan)
Latin Name: Pseudocydonia sinensis
Type: Deciduous broad-leaf (Chinese quince is sometimes semi-evergreen, retaining foliage during the winter in certain conditions)
Native to: China
Climate: Hardy in Zones 5-9, the Chinese Quince can tolerate and thrive in a wide variety of climates.
Care: Chinese quince are strong growers that will get large quickly if well-fertilized. This species moves a lot of water, so be sure to check that the soil is not getting dry.
Size: 10-14'Notes: This is a mostly deciduous tree and therefore may not have foliage during the winter.