- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 6-10' tall
- Mature Width: 4-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 5-8' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Champion Common Quince Bare Root?
Those aren't yellow pears growing on that tree, those are yellow Champion Common Quinces that are ripe for the picking! Never heard of a quince before? No problem, these unusual fruits will introduce you to their kind all on their own. From the pretty pinkish white flowers to the pear-shaped aromatic fruits, Champion has much to offer. Not commonly eaten fresh, take the ripened quince and turn it into jam or jelly and enjoy the natural pink color that pops out once the flesh is cooked. In addition, Champion is a very hardy and has very few pests and diseases that care to bother with this tree. Change up your fruit list this year and be sure to add Champion to your list of fruit trees to plant.
Quinces are native to the Trans-Caucasus region that include countries such as Russia and Iran. These trees can be found growing wild in woodland margins and rocky slopes, but currently are not found very often in US landscapes. Due to the cold winters experienced in the US, many quince trees are not able to ripen the fruits, giving them an astringent flavor that disappears when cooked. If located in an area with warm winters, quince fruits can be properly ripened on the tree and eaten fresh.
How to use in the landscape?
Champion is just that, a champion to grow. Quince trees can be particular when growing, but Champion is the hardiest of all quince varieties available to date. A self-pollinating tree, Champion will produce large fruits that have a heavenly aroma and flavor, but with another quince nearby the overall yield will be larger. With it's signature crooked branches, Champion can make a lovely flowering and fruiting hedge with the pinkish-white blooms in the spring and fruit in late fall, early winter. Braid the branches of multiple trees together to create a very unique and one-of-a-kind hedge that neighbors will be gawking at for years to come.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 6-10' tall
Mature Width: 4-6' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 5-8' apart
How To Plant
Plant Champion Quince in a location where it can soak up unlimited sun all day with moist soils. As long as the soil is not extremely wet, Champion can thrive in moist to wet soil types with good drainage. There are not many pests or diseases that Champion is prone to, however you will want to keep an eye out for Quince Leaf Blight and treat appropriately. Once picked, fruit should be allowed to mature for up to six weeks.
How To Water
Water well when your plant first arrives! Quince trees need to be watered deeply, and regularly, a few times a week, during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting.
How To Prune
Quince trees fruit on new growth, not old, so you should prune yearly in late fall into winter. You should remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches each year. Pruning each year keeps your tree healthy and encourages growth - which encourages fruit production!
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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