Chinese Quince, Mugua, Mogwa, Karin Chaenomeles sinensis - Pseudocydonia sinensis , Cydonia sinensis

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Botanical Name:

Chaenomeles sinensis







Common Name:

Chinese Quince, Mugua, Mogwa, Karin

15-20 feet
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  • Chaenomeles sinensis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Pseudocydonia sinensis (Chinese Quince), the only species in the genus Pseudocydonia, is a deciduous or semi-evergreen tree in the family Rosaceae, native to eastern Asia in China. It is closely related to the east Asian genus Chaenomeles, and is sometimes placed in Chaenomeles as C. sinensis, but notable differences are the lack of thorns, and that the flowers are produced singly, not in clusters. It is closely related to the European Quince genus Cydonia, but one notable difference is the serrated leaves. more...
* Flowers are produced on year-old wood.
* The fruit is eaten as a sweetmeat, candied, preserved in syrup or made into a liqueur. The juice can also be mixed with ginger and made into a beverage. The fruit is very large, up to 18cm long.
* The fruits are very aromatic and are placed in a bowl to impart a delightful spicy scent to a room. Wood - hard, dark red. Used for picture frames.
* The fruit is antitussive. It contains several medically active constituents including organic acids plus the flavonoids rutin and quercetin. It is used in Korea to treat asthma, the common cold, sore throats, mastitis and tuberculosis. more...
Bonsai Comments:

Chaenomeles/Pseudocydonia sinensis are popular for bonsai because of their tiny, lovely pinkish flowers in the spring, exfoliating bark, and brilliant fall color. The Chinese Qunice likes full sun except when it is hot should be some shade and protect from frost in the winter. Growing from seed in the spring after cold treatment, the seed will germinate quickly.

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