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!
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).
- Early Spring
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
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 conditionsLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:Bees
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Shade:PeachFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance 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
SUSAN A. BRADBURYNew YorkUnited States9 weeks ago