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Quince - Flowering (Chaenomeles)

 Quince - Flowering (Chaenomeles) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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bonsai_flowering_quince_01.jpg image MELES)>QUINCE - FLOWERING (CHAENOMELES) -

Medium sized shrub found in temperate zones throughout the world. Small, oval mid green LEAVES with FLOWERS ranging from white and pink through to red - all with yellow centres.

STYLE : Suitable for several styles but not formal upright or broom. Because of their tendency to produce SUCKERS, the predominant style tends to be "CLUMP".

WARNING : Leaving too many FRUITs on the tree can exhaust it. Too many suckers can drain energy from older parts of the tree.

Care Info


REPOT : Every 2-4 years depending on age, after flowering , or in autumn. For older plants, position in mid-depth pot and expose surface ROOTS.

SOIL : Grows well in 30:70 GRIT:organic mixture.

PRUNE : Prune to SHAPE directly after flowering. Allow new SHOOTS to grow until late summer then cut hard back to two or three LEAVES.

PINCH : Cut back late growth in autumn, to about 1 or two NODEs.

WATER : Keep wet but not saturated in summer. Keep moist in winter. They should not be allowed to dry out.

FEED : BALANCED FEED in spring, low nitrogen until autumn when a single nitrogen feed may be applied.

WARNING : Leaving too many FRUITs on the tree can exhaust it. Too many SUCKERS can drain energy from older parts of the tree.

Thanks to - Dan Barton for use of the image

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