These shrubs spread by suckers a lot, in my experience (clay soil, moderate water). I ended up digging two out because they exceeded the space, and I still have one that I watch and prune out the suckers. They do have pretty, early spring flowers.
Double Take® Orange Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
Huge flowers on a thornless plant.
It's so beautiful you may overlook its survivalist skills! Heat and drought tolerant, this plant will delight you each spring with candy colored blooms. Double Take Orange puts on a spectacular spring display of large double flowers with intense orange color - you'll do a double take! More than just pretty flowers, the Double Take Quinces are easy to care for, having neither thorns or fruit.
Once established, they are extremely drought tolerant. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at the Mountain Crops Research & Extension Center in beautiful North Carolina, Orange Storm and the other Double Take Quinces are sure to brighten spring gardens across the United States. Sorry, not available in Canada.Best SellerHeat TolerantDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Shade:OrangeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Excellent for hedging, mass planting and cut flower gardens. A spectacular early season specimen for the mixed border.Maintenance Notes:
Prune to shape after flowering. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.
Formerly known as Double Take 'Orange Storm' quince.Double Take® Orange Chaenomeles speciosa 'Orange Storm' USPP 20,950
5543321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Dave Schouweiler, Colorado, United States, 2 years ago
The flowers on this Double Take Quince are just lovely. They look like minature little rosettes and the color is very bright salmon-y-orange. I have four of them in my zone 6A garden (full sun) and they have performed well even though the soil I have them planted in is definitely sub-par (dry and poor quality). It is nearly thornless and has a couple sporadic blooms throughout the summer after the large wave of blooming in early spring. My suggestion though is to make sure you have enough space for it. I tried to squeeze mine into a too-small space and have to trim a lot due to their robust growth. If you have the space, this is a wonderful shrub! I recommend it!Missy, Pennsylvania, United States, 4 years ago
Beautiful shrubs and flowers.Jen Anderson, New Jersey, United States, 9 years ago
Absolutely stunning! One of the first to bloom and certainly a favorite. Produces beautiful, bright orange flower that look very much like camellias. Like my favorite "proven" plants, I keep going back for more! Truly a "Proven Winner"Harlow, Massachusetts, United States, 10 years ago