Progression of a Texas Scarlet Quince

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I dug this Quince out of a 4 foot wide clump in my yard back in October of 2005. At the time the trunk was 1.5” in diameter.

Since it was in the middle of the thorn-infested clump I could not get much root mass. :D
However, this is not a problem with Quince as they root prolifically.

I allowed it to grow freely for 5 years before beginning to style it. The trunk is now 2” in diameter. The nebari has developed nicely too.

I reduced the trunk to the yellow line and wired the branches in January 2011.
 

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My vision for the style of this tree includes sweeping branches to be consistent with the gently curving trunk. I need to introduce more movement into the branches. I wired this tree this Jan (2011) so that the wire is in place before bud break but I will wait until closer to spring to put more bends into the branches so that recovery and healing is closer at hand. (too cautious?)

I’ll plant it into a blue pot to contrast beautifully with the intense orange –red blossoms and compliment the bright green foliage. I’ll rotate the Quince even more to the left upon planting as reflected in the virt to accentuate the curving trunk.
 

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I love quince. I can't wait to see it in the pot.
 

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I potted it up in a round pot by Tom Holcomb (March 2011). The subtle colors of the pot compliment the bark color and texture. I want to tilt the tree more to the left at next repotting.
 

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It looks a bit awkward right now but I think with a bit more of a tilt to the lift it'll be very nice looking. Good score getting a nice sized quince trunk. I like the pot, I don't usually notice them at all but I think it works well for your tree.
 

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Would you mind posting some recent pics?
I really like the progressions, so thank you for posting
 

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May 9, 2011
 

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Beginning to get some branch development. Also slightly repositioned tree in the pot to accentuate the trunk line.
 

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