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paulpash

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Re: Ramifying quince
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 05:10 PM »
This is the tree now - 6 weeks on from the previous pic - developing quite well - branches extending. 16 months on from the original pic. Thanks to John & Owen for their suggestions for developing this tree.



Lovely, deep red flowers
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Leo in NE Illinois

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Re: Ramifying quince
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2014, 10:19 AM »
That is lovely. I like it and nice progress in only 16 months.

The woody bulge at the trunk base is a normal development for flowering quince. When it becomes even larger you can just plan to use it in the design. You could bury it, its a matter of personal taste.
 

paulpash

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Re: Ramifying quince
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2014, 06:39 AM »
Thank you Leo. I tried to do as Owen and others suggested and grow more trunks but nothing has popped from the base. It has two types of leaves - almost circular ones and larger oval shaped ones. I've been removing some of the bigger leaves to let more sunlight in and it has resulted in better branching. Quince have a strange response to back budding - if you let a branch get super strong, say in excess of 10 leaves it starts to backbud on it as if it's got a bit bored of extending at the tip and wants to do something else.