Toyo Nishiki Quince Clump

Brian Van Fleet

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Dug last fall after 6-7 years in the ground. its in full bloom right now, in an Aiba Koyo pot.
The last photo has an upper-right branch photoshopped out...
 

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Looks great! Did you leave it in the ground for all those years, or did you dig it to do root work a couple of times? I put one in the ground two years ago and am waiting for it to take off.

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Very nice toyo nishiki, Brian. It's very compact. Long internodes are a killer with these quince, and you've really done well constraining unwanted growth. I struggled with one for years and never got mine to look right. Congratulations. I know how difficult it is to do this.
 
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I was reading about Japanese maples in this article, Maple (Acer) Theory, Bvjorvala talks about reducing leaves to allow light and air into the trees interior. Don't you think this is a good idea for the Japanese quince or any deciduous tree in general? I was thinking about doing this on my own quince soon as the foliage is so dense; bugs and fungus just might get comfy when they find a place to settle.

http://bjorvalabonsaistudio.com/2012/05/23/maple-acer-theory/
 
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I was reading about Japanese maples in this article, Maple (Acer) Theory, Bvjorvala talks about reducing leaves to allow light and air into the trees interior. Don't you think this is a good idea for the Japanese quince or any deciduous tree in general? I was thinking about doing this on my own quince soon as the foliage is so dense; bugs and fungus just might get comfy when they find a place to settle.

http://bjorvalabonsaistudio.com/2012/05/23/maple-acer-theory/
Yes I remove big leaves to assist with internal budding. Mine is a speciosa so I often remove these leaves and just the half moon stipules remain.
 
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Hi, Brian. How's your quince doing? Have you faced any challenges with ramifiying the branches? Do you do a partial defoliation and some cutting back?
 

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Hi, Brian. How's your quince doing? Have you faced any challenges with ramifiying the branches? Do you do a partial defoliation and some cutting back?
It's fine. Not great ramification, but when a few shoots get out of control, I just trim them back. As usual, the leaves are looking rough by this time of year. It's pretty in the spring, but I'll move it into a plastic pot and sell it at some point. Just too many trees!
 

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Yep. It's like an Ume... Your pride and joy for two weeks out of the year, back of the bench the rest!
 

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As someone who has only seen the word, rather than heard it spoken, I am wondering how to pronounce 'ume'? Ive always read it something like "you-me" or "oooh-me".
 
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Here's the foliage on two of my Toyo Nishiki. The one on the stool is my newest addition. I think the foliage looks pretty good compared to the other one, and it's due to getting more water and being left in a cooler spot. Plus, I put much more sphagnum moss on the top. The other one has ugly burned leaves and dropped most of them. So sad to hear that you'll be selling yours. If I were near, I'd do what I can to help you keep it.
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