Chinese Quince first spring pruning

Nebari Bonsai

Chinese Quince is growing strong so far, considering heavy pruning and wiring over the winter, a fairly aggressive repot is March, oh, and a tumble off its 48″ high post during a windstorm.

But I digress. Here is the tree now, still intact and no worse for wear:

Getting shaggy, but also getting Cedar-Apple rust, despite treating it with Mancozeb spray and Cleary’s 3336 granular.

While this slows the fungus, it also seems to also kill the affected branches:

The other problem is the rust always seems to start right at the first or second node, which means I end up pruning away a lot of the first flush of growth:

So here it is after the first pruning:

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