Pruning flowering quince?

19Mateo83

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I am getting conflicting information as to pruning these flowering quinces. I just got them and know nothing about them. In my googling and reading, the tags says prune after flowering. The inter webs says prune in fall when dormant. What does the bonsai nut family say? I know these have a ways to go and will need the rest of this year to recover from their near death experience on the lowes discount rack. But I would like to eventually start the cut and grow process on these. I read that they only flower on new growth? Is this a species that you have to cut back really hard periodically?
 

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Flowering occurs on 2+ year old wood, so ...
On the other hand members of the rhododendron family, for instance, convert terminal buds into flower buds in late-summer or fall. Pruning them in fall or winter will eliminate flowers.
 

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Flowering occurs on 2+ year old wood, so ...
On the other hand members of the rhododendron family, for instance, convert terminal buds into flower buds in late-summer or fall. Pruning them in fall or winter will eliminate flowers.
Will they always flower from the same older wood?
 

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I am getting conflicting information as to pruning these flowering quinces. I just got them and know nothing about them. In my googling and reading, the tags says prune after flowering. The inter webs says prune in fall when dormant. What does the bonsai nut family say? I know these have a ways to go and will need the rest of this year to recover from their near death experience on the lowes discount rack. But I would like to eventually start the cut and grow process on these. I read that they only flower on new growth? Is this a species that you have to cut back really hard periodically?
I pruned mine a coupleof weeks back and the stumps are putting out healthy shoots already.

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I probably will prune it abck to only one of the shoots from the fork and remove any crossing limbs.
 
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