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John Kirby

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 08:26 AM »
It is Chaenomeles it will be fine.
 

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2014, 03:14 PM »
Made the trunk chops today
 

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2014, 04:12 PM »
This is gonna be a cool little tree.  Good pick Nick!
 

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 11:17 PM »
New Spring growth and initial styling. 
 

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 10:04 AM »
The tree is filled with tons of new spring growth. I decided to cut back to 2 inter nodes. Currently the leaf size is very large. How could I decrease the leaf size? I remember reading a post on Bonsai Tonight a few months ago. Jonas was writing about the bonsai nurseries he visited in Japan. In one of the post he wrote about a guy named Honda who develops chojubai. One of his techniques was cutting back to two leaf buds and removing all but the interior leaves. If I follow the same technique of removing all but the interior leaves will that result in smaller foliage size?

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2014, 10:19 AM »
Nick, generally leaf reduction isn't worked on until the tree is at a point where the branch structure is nearing completion.  At least not for me... By using methods that hold the leaf size in check, you are also holding back development of the tree as a whole.  Keeping it in the sun should help, as should allowing it to have plenty of foliage.  It needs a certain amount of leaf surface to feed itself, if you allow it to have less foliage, the leaves will try to be larger to make up for that.  That is not to say that you shouldn't cut off what you need to in order to develop the branches, just don't work on leaf reduction methods until it's further along.  Cutting back to two leaf buds will help you ramify the tree, and keep the internodes short, which can be a good method for development if your tree is in the right spot to work on that.
 

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2014, 09:19 PM »
I agree with Judy.  Let it grow, extend, wire into place, let it grow, then cut back.


Repeat.


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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Today I defoliated, applied wire, and removed the rest of the thick straight trunks.
 

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Re: New Contorted Quince
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2014, 03:04 PM »
Rest of the pictures...