Author Topic: Flowering Quince  (Read 2223 times)


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Flowering Quince
« on: August 22, 2009, 04:58 PM »
Hi everyone.  Glad to be here.

I got my first bonsai trees about a month and a half ago, and one was a flowering quince.  It's been growing quite well since I got it; some of the shoots are really going like rockets.  It needs a good pruning, but I don't really know when.

I have read that it's good to let the summer growth go and prune in late autumn back to two leaves on a new shoot.

I live in Florida (Zone 8b), so I'm wondering when would be good.  About Thanksgiving or so?

Advice would be appreciated.  Thanks!


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Re: Flowering Quince
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 11:52 AM »
So really it depends on the stage of development of your tree.  If it is a young tree, I would just let it grow and wire the branches now to give them some movement.  The pruning back to two buds is for trees that have a primary branch structure already, and you are just ramifying the branch.  If you are pretty new to bonsai I highly recommend finding a club nearby and taking workshops.  That is really the best way to learn to make trees you will be happy with.  Also, if you have questions about a specific tree, i really suggest posting a picture or two of it so we can see what stage of development it is at.  Good luck to ya.