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Quince - Japanese

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Quince - Japanese - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Native to eastern Asia in Japan, China and Korea, these plants differ from the Quince and the Chinese Quince in their serrated leaves, and in the flowers which are 3-4.5 cm diameter, with five petals, and are usually bright orange-red, but can be white or pink; flowering is in late winter or early spring.

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.

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