Flowering quince clump progression

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Thread for the progress of my Japanese flowering quince clump. Started from nursery material in November 2020. I’m unsure of the flower colour, it was marked as “pink or white” at the nursery. Also unsure of the cultivar, also just marked as “chaenomeles”

As purchased

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After the initial cut back and styling

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A few months later

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I repotted 2 weeks ago. Buds are started to move and open so I gave it a styling yesterday.

Before work

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After the work. I cut back most of the elongated shoots and applied some more wire in places

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Looks great. And it looks like a quince - not like a quince trying to be something else! :)

Looking forward to seeing this with flowers!
 
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Thanks for posting, super helpful. I have one I'm putting back in a grow pot next year to do something similar, glad to see an example of it in progress, keep us updated!
 

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Thanks for posting, super helpful. I have one I'm putting back in a grow pot next year to do something similar, glad to see an example of it in progress, keep us updated!
I’ll be sure to post updates through the season, I’m really impressed with how it’s developed in 9 months. I’ve learnt a lot about developing deciduous since I started it so I’ll be a lot more proactive with it’s developed this season
 

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End of season update. Loads of flower buds have set so I’ll finally see this tree flower after having it for nearly 2 seasons.

Before

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After

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It’s been suggested that I remove the 2 straight main trunks due to how straight they are compared to the rest of the branching. What is everyone’s opinion? One thought I had was to remove them and switch the movement of the tree completely to the left.
 

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I really like what you’re doing with this quince.

Regarding the straight sections: yes I would cut them out now while still early in development. If it was a very old tree with lots of ramification above, I might think twice, but since you just recently cut it back hard I would just bite the bullet and remove them now.
 

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Nice quince!

Concur. These aren’t in harmony with the rest of your design.

cheers
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