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Rooting a flowering quince from cuttings

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:24 am
by atucker0985
Good morning!

I just watched your video on the flowering quince on I have a huge red flowering quince that I am trying to educate myself on. My neighbors have been begging me for a cutting so that they can reproduce it in their own yard. Could you kindly instruct me on the best way to root a quince from cutting? I am not sure which branches to cut, how to cut them, and the best process for rooting them. I live in the lakes region of New Hampshire...near Winnepesaukee.

Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Adam Tucker
New Hampshire

Re: Rooting a flowering quince from cuttings

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:39 pm
by lorijones
Michael Dirr recommends that cuttings for rooting quince be taken in August. Other sites say that hardwood cuttings should be taken when the shrub is dormant in late fall or winter.
Here is a great description of the process: ... -cuttings/. Dirr recommends using a peat:perlite mixture as the potting medium. I hope this helps! Good luck.