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Double Take® Pink Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
5' 4'
Height
4' - 5'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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
  • 7 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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 !

      A Eswara
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • 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 !

      A Eswara
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • 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 !

      A Eswara
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • 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 !

      A Eswara
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 16 weeks 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
      , 7 years ago
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