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Double Take Peach Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Early Spring
    • Spring
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Double Take Peach Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Spring color lovers, take note - the Double Take series of flowering quince now includes Double Take Peach! 

If you are looking for effortless spring color, the Double Take series is unbeatable. It offers pure, rich, saturated color and rarely needs pruning or really, any kind of maintenance at all. Plus, unlike older varieties of flowering quince, they're thornless, so they're perfect for flower arranging and forcing. Flowering quince is very tolerant of heat and dry conditions. Double Take Peach brings a new color to the series with soft peachy-pink flowers. Just add your favorite daffodils and tulips for an unforgettable spring scene! 

Top three reasons to grow Double Take Peach flowering quince:

1. Soft peach flowers in spring

2. Thornless, unlike older varities of flowering quince

3. Very tolerant of heat and dry conditions

Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Bees

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Orange
Flower Shade: 
Peach
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 

Double Take quince needs little in the way of regular maintenance. If pruning is required, do so after blooming ceases in late spring/early summer. Flowers appear mostly on two-year old wood, so do not prune too heavily. Fertilize, if desired, in early spring, when the ground has thawed.

In cold climates, plant in full sun for the very best flower color. In warmer areas, some afternoon shade will help flowers last longer. 

Fun Facts: 

Double Take quinces often rebloom in fall for some surprise color late in the season.

Double Take Peach Chaenomeles speciosa 'NCCS4' USPP 30,231
  • I bought this plant about 5 years ago. It is not 5 feet tall and absolutely my favorite plant in the garden!! The density of beautiful deep green leaves and the sweet soft peach flowers is amazing! Needs no care at all! I can't express how much I love seeing this come back from the long cold winter each year to fill my first view of the garden with such delightful old-fashioned little flowers!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    SUSAN A. BRADBURY
    BUFFALO
    New York
    United States
    4 weeks ago
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