Plant Guide

Docynia delavayi

Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs

Height to: 25'
Width to: 25'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10

Bloom Description: pink buds, clusters of bowl shaped, white blooms, small apple like fruit
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer

Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
  • part sun

Soil Type: fertile, well drained
Pests and Diseases: fireblight, caterpillars

Propagation: sow seed in autumn or spring
Native to: China

This is a spreading, semi evergreen to deciduous tree. Provide protection from strong winds. In late winter or early spring, prune stray or crossing shoots to maintain a healthy framework

Source: The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10

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