New Quince

bonsai barry

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I picked up this quince at a nursery center this past fall. I snapped an important branch trying to wire it. Here it is today. I think this will develop into something nice in a couple of years. It has an interesting main trunk and some interesting roots. I've already learned a lot from this plant. It will need to be cut back, but I'm doing that gradually so I can learn how to do it without mishap... kind of like the branches... did I mention they aren't as flexible as I imagined?

Anyone with quince experience? Or similar war stories?
 

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I snapped an important branch trying to wire it.
Was that you I heard out here on the right coast Barry?
 

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Only going by what little we can see in the photo I am thinking I would keep it tall and work more with continuing that sinuous character it already has. I would forget about bonsai or even trying to make it resemble a tree here and go for something a little more a Chinese influenced Ikenbana flavor for spring display.
 

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Only going by what little we can see in the photo I am thinking I would keep it tall and work more with continuing that sinuous character it already has. .

Sinuous character is uneven. Some branches twist and turn and some are straight. Why the difference? I don't know if it has to do with environment, horticulture or genetics.
 

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Hi Barry,
Interesting plant for sure. Nice flowers on this plant. Got to love them. It can be bonsai for sure.

Bonsai: a potted plant dwarfed and trained to an artistic shape; also : the art of growing such a plant

A Friend in bonsai
John
 

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