Flowering contorted quince

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Flowering contorted quince

Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:51 pm

Just thought you might enjoy the flowers on this one-






Which front 1st or 3rd picture?

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:15 pm

thanks Bob, Spring can't come any too soon Smile

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Post  Poink88 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:17 pm

Nice! I prefer the 1st for front.

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Post  Morea on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:06 pm

Dear Bob

The flowers are beautiful , the total composition i like very much .
The first photo , speaks very nice to me .

Is this a Toyo Nishiki ?
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Morea

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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks all.
Morea I'm not really sure of the variety I got the cutting from John Naka probably 15 years ago.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:22 pm

I like the third. Can't see much of the roots in #1.

Very pretty tree.

Mine are still a week or so from blooming, but one growing in the ground by my front door is in full bloom.

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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:26 pm

JimLewis wrote:I like the third. Can't see much of the roots in #1.

Very pretty tree.

Mine are still a week or so from blooming, but one growing in the ground by my front door is in full bloom.

I think you meant the other way round- can't see many roots in 3rd photo-

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Post  NeilDellinger on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:05 pm

Bob,
I like this variety and have grown them in the past, not doubt this one has some potential. However, I am not a fan of the height or the rock (reminds me of a brick). I think it could be shortened substantially & made more compact and create a more dense tree vs. being kind of "gangly". A tight crown with improved ramification in the shorter tree will show case the flowers more. (red rock, white flowers & green/blue pot are not an ideal match)

Morea,
Toyo nishiki is a different variety than this one. Contorted quince grow a zig zag curvy barnch and tend to sport one color of flower. Toyo Nishiki tends to develop a bit heavier trunk and often has white, pink & red flowers as they mature.

Neil

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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:18 pm

NeilDellinger wrote:Bob,
I like this variety and have grown them in the past, not doubt this one has some potential. However, I am not a fan of the height or the rock (reminds me of a brick). I think it could be shortened substantially & made more compact and create a more dense tree vs. being kind of "gangly". A tight crown with improved ramification in the shorter tree will show case the flowers more. (red rock, white flowers & green/blue pot are not an ideal match)

Morea,
Toyo nishiki is a different variety than this one. Contorted quince grow a zig zag curvy barnch and tend to sport one color of flower. Toyo Nishiki tends to develop a bit heavier trunk and often has white, pink & red flowers as they mature.

Neil

No choice about rock now, in person its much better but still red. Can't remember when or why that was done maybe as an example in a class. So keeping that in mind what color pot?
I could see where a shorter tree would be possible and look good, but because of its contorted nature I kind of like it "gangly", though not as long as it is now. Somehow it missed the fall pruning.

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Post  NeilDellinger on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:51 pm

I understand Bob. Hard to remember sometimes what/why etc...

Maybe an unglazed pot of a lotus or quince shape. You could increase the depth of the pot and go with something of far less length/width. A deeper pot with a shorter tighter canopy???

Or, if you like it as is, the flowers are nice. Take cuttings though. The contorted variety is not all that common. Very Happy

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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:44 pm

Hmm, I like the idea of a lotus pot.
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