|Fading flower |
Hardy, long-lived deciduous tree with upright branching habitat, showy exfoliating bark of grey, green and brown, fragrant flowers, and inedible yellow fruit. The leaves are shiny and finely serrated. It is commonly used for bonsai. We grew several from seed back in 2002, and kept one in our side garden. It took a long time to grow to a tree-like stature, and withheld its blooms for a long time – but finally, in 2010, it gave us its first blossoms. And they were worth waiting for.
||pink petal with white base
|Handsome new leaves, early May |
|The tree at just a few years old |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Anna||Aug 10, 2012||Lovely really, do you know where I can buy this Pseudocydonia sinensis? Living in Sweden and like to buy over internet.
Thank you dear gardener!
I've never seen it for sale - grew my own from seed a long time ago.
|Nicole||Jul 12, 2017||Charm itself! I just grew a few of these from seed this year. There is so little information about this tree, I sure appreciate your pictures and notes. So in your case it took about 8 years to flower. How is this tree doing today and does it produce a lot of fruit?|
We've since moved away from the house, so I don't know how it's doing (but was doing fine a year ago). I honestly don't recall ever seeing fruit – whether because of inattention or because they never developed (lack of fertilization?), I don't know.
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