Chinese Quince, Pseudocydonia sinensis. Size: 23 inches. Estimated Age: 35 years.
Chinese quince is appreciated for its lovely, dainty pink spring blossoms; large, fragrant yellow fruits in autumn; and distinctive mottled bark during winter dormancy. The fruits on this bonsai are nearly ripe and about to develop their golden color and fragrance. The foliage will turn from dark green to bright red and orange, which is an indication the fruit has ripened. This bonsai was originally air layered from a large garden tree approximately 35 years ago.