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Double Take Pink Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Double Take Pink Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60


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 award

Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant


Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
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Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Spring
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Cut Flower
Uses 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
  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sally Wilkinson
    Wake Forest
    North Carolina
    United States
    5 years ago
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