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flowering quince – summer job

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Most work on flowering Japanese quince ‘chojubai’ is done in autumn or spring, but a task – beyond irrigation and fertilization – requires some attention throughout the year. Elimination of flowers.

Chojubai

Japanese quince flowering ‘chojubai’ in July

Chojubai most flowering in late winter and early spring, but some specimens may produce flowers – and fruit – throughout the year. I seem to have one of those specimens.

Orange chojubai flowers

flower Chojubai

love flowers and chojubai list among my favorite varieties, but strive to remove buds and flowers every time I see them. This prevents the formation and fruit tree draining the energy I prefer to be applied to new branches.

Chojubai

After removal of buds and flowers

Flowers in the first picture developed more than two weeks after the previous removal, and few days after removal of the last traces of color, new shoots appeared.

As Michael Hagedorn it becomes quite taken with the variety, I recommend checking Crataegus.com for more information on the variety, and I note some of the best of the variety has to offer in the post of Michael, the tiny jewels.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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