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Can I/should I/ how to prune flowering quince

Posted by raee zone 5-6 OH (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 08 at 18:44

I have a very lovely flowering quince which is the highlight of my April garden, but it has gotten much larger than I anticipated --6 feet tall & quite wide too(I thought it would be more like the Texas Scarlet quince that I had, much more compact) and I really would like the garden space for other things. It is too large to move, I think. Can I reduce its size by about half without doing it much harm?

By the way, it has two branches that are flowering now, weeks after the rest of the bush!
And I wish I had gotten a picture, but in the middle of its abundance of pink and white blossoms, it had ONE scarlet red bloom!

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RE: Can I/should I/ how to prune flowering quince

It depends the best time to prune is in the fall but if you don't mind a hacked bush through the summer you can prune after blooming.

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