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.
Double Take Pink™ Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 48 - 60 Inches
Intense pink, early spring flowers are very large and doubled. Prune after flowering. Drought tolerant once established. Early spring color. Good for cut flowers. Thornless and deer resistant, it does not produce fruit.
Intense early spring color is excellent for mixed borders and cutting gardens. Also good for hedging and mass plantings.
Trim to shape after flowering. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.
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.
- Sally WilkinsonWake ForestNorth CarolinaUnited States2 years ago