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By Karen Thurber.

Quince bloom on last year’s growth (old wood). Prune right after bloom to control the growth and still enjoy the colorful floral display. Remove a few older stems to ground level and if needed, the overall height of the remaining stems by as much as 1 / 3. Or cut the whole plant back to 6” above the ground. Shape and train the new growth over the next few years. Nov 19, Identify a few one year-old suckers.

Leave some of them to replace the older branches pruned out, and remove any excess suckers to prevent crowding out the flowering quince shrub. Identify two year-old (or older) branches as well, and prune them back to outward pointing buds or side branches of the shrub. Avoid pruning branches too bushcutter.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. To maximize your quince floral display, prune your quince bush in late spring, just after the shrub has finished blooming. Use long-handled anvil loppers, as they allow you to reach into the interior structure of the plant but also to hold onto the end of the stem you just cut.

Sep 21, Make cuts in live woods a half to 1 inch above an outward facing (facing away from the interior of the shrub) bud or branch. Trim back 2-year-old stems to outward facing buds or branches. Prune off lanky stems with few branches and awkwardly positioned branches.

Walk around your flowering quince. Oct 26, When provided ample space to grow, quince will not require pruning. That said, they respond well to it for shaping purposes, to reduce the size of a plant that has outgrown the space it was intended to fill, to rejuvenate an old and tired plant, to remove a stray branch that is spoiling the shape of the plant, or to remove a damaged or dead plant parts, which can and.