When I visited San Francisco Botanical gardens a few years ago , I was so smitten by the Camellias I wanted to grow in our own yard. But I was disappointed to see not many of them survive in Zone that I live in. Then comes the Double take Orange Quince at Home Depot ( Proven Winners) ! I knew nothing about Quince. I thought it was a Camellia. I took a photo of the tag, went home and searched about plant details. Hurried back to Home Depot and bought it planted right away. That was four years ago. The next year I had just one flower. But last year and this year I had flowers to my heart’s content. Hurray to Double take Orange quince, my very own ‘ Camellia’ of North East !
Double Take® Pink Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
Huge flowers on a thornless plant!
You'll do a double take when you see this quince that looks like a camellia. Double Take Pink puts on a spectacular early season display of pink blooms. The large, double flowers are excellent in cut flower arrangements. Bright spring flowers are only the beginning of the Double Take quince's appeal: they're also thornless, and do not produce fruit. Extremely drought tolerant once established, these early spring charmers are excellent landscape plants and real survivalists in tough climates. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in beautiful North Carolina, they are sure to brighten spring landscapes across the United States. Sorry, not available in Canada.
Awards: Silver Florall awardHeat TolerantDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage 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:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Intense early spring color is excellent for mixed borders and cutting gardens. Also good for hedging and mass plantings.Maintenance Notes:
Trim to shape after flowering. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.
Formerly sold as Double Take 'Pink Storm' quince.Double Take® Pink Chaenomeles speciosa 'Pink Storm' USPP 20,920
7 Reviews5641321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
A Eswara, Massachusetts, United States, 1 year ago
Because of its thorns, I don't usually plant quince. When I saw this plant, however, I bought it because it was so stunningly beautiful. Imagine my delight when I found out that this Proven Winners quince does not have thorns! It is perfect. I wish I had purchased three. I'll go back and hope they are still there.Sally Wilkinson, North Carolina, United States, 9 years ago
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