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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
quince common quince
Cydonia are large deciduous shrubs with simple, ovate leaves and 5-petalled, bowl-shaped pink or white flowers, followed by pear-like fruits, edible when ripe
C. oblonga is a large shrub or small tree with crowded branches bearing broadly oval, mid-green leaves with grey, downy undersides. Solitary, pale pink to white flowers are produced in late spring, followed by edible, aromatic, golden-yellow, pear-shaped fruit
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a warm, sheltered spot. See quince cultivation
Propagate the species by seed sown in autumn. Species and cultivars may be propagated from semi-ripe cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in autumn or early winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Can occasionally be affected by caterpillars and aphids
Can suffer from quince leaf blight, brown rot, fireblight and powdery mildews
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