Renovating a flowering quince

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  1. Arvind

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    I have flowering quince that has gone out of control due to several years of neglect. In a perfect world, it would be nice to have this be a small shrub or trained onto a fence (since it is growing near a fence, but not trained onto it currently).

    I am looking for suggestions on how to renovate the quince to either be trained onto the fence or into a small shrub.

    Should I cut it down to the ground, and restart?

    Alternatively, should I try to prune several canes to the ground and try to trim using a hedge trimmer to get it back in shape?

    For either of these options, when would be the best time to do it?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Yes, it is a flowering quince (not a true quince). Thanks.
     
  4. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Is that flowering quince also refered to as "Japonica"??????????????

    If so I just prune it (hack :). It seems to just get going in a big way. I have also seen them hedged.

    Liz.
     
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