When to prune quince tree

choochahSeptember 23, 2009

I have a semi-dwarf quince tree which is about 3 years old. This year it sprouted a couple of very long, thin shoots which are out of place with the tree's shape .

When is the best time to trim them back?

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When the tree has ceased growing for the year. If you prune now, some new growth may emerge at the pruning point.

February at the latest, before new buds form.

I always wait until winter when all the leaves are down, making it easier to see the structure, but your 3-year old tree is probably not that complicated.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 11:36PM
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