Several years ago I read an article "Developing Japanese Flowering Quince Miniature Bosnsai" (with bunches of illustrations for fools like me). It stated in five years what to do with a cutting and the result would be a nice mame bonsai. Of course I thought it was great and put the article away thinking I would attempt the proscribed steps. Well finally four years ago, I started with some cuttings off my Texas Scarlet quince. After only four years, with another hard pruning coming up to take it down smaller and probably reduce it down to one trunk here is one of the results.
This little baby was in full bloom last November after I trimmed it harshly. It then bloomed again in Jan 2011, Feb 2011 and now in April 2011. I highly recommend this old but not outdated article..http://www.docstoc.com/docs/25575065...NIATURE-BONSAI.
The tree is almost 5 inches tall in a 3 1/2 clay pot. The first pic show front of plant and the many blooms forming again. The second shows the back and a better view of trunk and also points out that I don't rotate my plants enough. jejejeje
It of course doesn't work for quince like Toyo Nishiki which has large leaves and even larger fruit.
I ordered a small quince which has tiny leaves and small orange fruit called 'Orange Delight'. I can't wait for its delivery.