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Docynia delavayi - (Franch.)Schneid.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Riversides in valleys, mixed forests and mountainous areas at elevations of 1000 - 3000 metres in W Guizhou, W Sichuan and NW Yunnan Provinces[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Docynia delavayi


Docynia delavayi

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Docynia delavayi is an evergreen Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Pyrus delavayi.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary; Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw, cooked or used in preserves[177]. When ripe it is like an apple[183]. The fruit is about 4cm in diameter[200].

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Fruit ripening

The fruits of this plant are used to promote the ripening of persimmons, Diospyros kaki. The fruits of each species are placed in alternate layers in a large container, they are then covered with rice husks and in 10 hours the persimmons are ready for eating[61, 105, 183].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained soil in a sunny position[200]. This species is only hardy in the milder areas of Britain[1], it succeeds outdoors at Wisley just west of London[11]. The genus is closely related to the quince, Cydonia oblonga[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Docynia indica Tree4.0 7-10  LMHNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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