Bought this Chinese Quince in 2006 as a stick, just to obtain the species.
Not a bad base, but definitely some issues with taper at the first branch, and the second trunk section is far too long. I didn’t do a great job managing this one in the ground. Cut lower is what I’d go back and tell myself. Now I have a dilemma between chopping and basically starting over, back in the round, and dealing with slow-to-heal scars…or find a planting angle that improves the flow of the trunk. See any other options?
Tough call between pots. I think the old yellow pot (50-70 years old, likely Japanese, but the bottom is glazed and the chop is illegible) is perfect, but the Shuho offers the depth needed for this time.