|Pseudocydonia sinensis or Chinese Quince is a dense, rounded, large shrub or small tree, generally ranging from 10 to 20 feet tall, but can grow to 40 feet in height. The spread is usually 2/3 the height. The exfoliating bark is a beautiful trait, irregular patches peel off, giving a mosaic of gray, green and brown. It leafs out early, foliage is dark green in summer, nice yellows and reds in the autumn. The flowers are solitary, 1 to 1 1/2 inches across in a soft pink, mid to late spring. It produces a quince fruit, yellow, aromatic, 5 to 7 inches long, good for jams and jellies. The shrub thrives on moist, well drained, acidic soil and full sun. Fireblight can devastate this plant. Excellent shrub with good bark, pretty flowers and attractive fall fruit. Native to China, introduced 1800.