Hi...I hope that this is the right forum for this question. I usually post in figs, but I have a question about a quince tree that I hope can be answered here. I would like to either train a quince shrub into a tree or move the shrub to a better location.
I'm asking this after reading an article in today's NY Times on quince trees and fruits.
Here's the details...
I was given a quince bush about 10 years ago...it was growing poorly in a shady spot, so I was given the opportunity to dig it up and replant it at my house in a near-full sun location.
I don't know the variety...if it's meant to be a bush habit or a tree habit, dwarf, etc.
I did not think far ahead into the future and sited it poorly. It's kinda jammed in between some evergreen shrubs in the front corner of my house, southeast. Like I said, near-full sun. It has grown shrubby and has invaded into the evergreens behind it. I trim the thorny branches that stick out into my path.
I'm wondering if I can severely cut it back to a main stem and train it up to low tree. I'm happy to clear out the low growing evergreens behind it. If not, I'd like some direction (web site instructions) on how and when to move it.
Geoff in RI