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Cydonia oblonga (Pyrus cydonia)
Rosaceae - Rose
Leaves: Alternate; simple; ovate; 2" to 4" long; deciduous; not lobed or toothed (entire); fairly thick; hairy; medium green above, paler beneath; petiole 1/3" to 1/2" long.
Twigs/buds: Twigs fairly stout, hairy at first, becoming smooth, brown.
Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect, white to pink, 1-1/2" diameter, fragrant. Fruit a large pome shaped like a pear; yellow when mature; edible; 3" to 5" long; many seeds.
Bark: Information unavailable.
Wood: Information unavailable.
General: Shrubby tree native to central Asia (not Utah). Valued for its large, edible fruit and as a small, flowering tree. Shrubby or a small-tree. Should be fairly tough. Not supposed to be shade tolerant, but seems to be at least somewhat tolerant. Fruit and/or plant part can be nuisances; use fruitless varieties if possible.
Landscape Use: Seldom planted but could be planted more. I saw a small one in bloom in late April in the Murray City Park arboretum doing well tucked under the edge of another small tree. Flowers were nice, though not overwhelming. Zones 5-8.
Cultivars: 'Orange', 'Pineapple', 'Smyrna'.
- Rosaceae - Rose
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