Natural Monument—Chinese Quinces in Haeju

Two Chinese quinces stand in Yongyang-ri, Haeju City, South Hwanghae Province. They are broadleaf, tall trees which belong to the apple tree family.

They are known to be planted in around 1910.

They are about the same in size. With a height of 8.5 metres, their root collar and chest are 1.8 and 1.5 metres round each with their crown about 8 metres across.

A light pink flower comes into bloom on the tip of twigs in May.

Oval or obovate fruit ripens yellow in October. The tree is usually planted in gardens for ornamental effect and its fruit is used as medicinal materials.

The two trees are the tallest among their species in the country. They are under preservation as natural monuments for their significance in scientific research.

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