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Double Take Scarlet Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Double Take Scarlet Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60

Features

You'll do a double take when you see this quince that looks like a camellia.

Double Take Scarlet puts on a spectacular early spring display of large red, double flowers. The Double Take quinces are more than just pretty spring flowers: thornless and deer-resistant, they do not produce fruit, and once established, are drought-tolerant survivalists. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in beautiful North Carolina, the Double Take quinces are sure to brighten spring landscapes across the United States.  Sorry, not available in Canada.

Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

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

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to 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: 

Bright early spring flowers are great in mixed borders or cutting gardens. Also good for hedging and mass plantings.

Maintenance Notes: 

Trim to shape after flowering. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring.

Formerly sold as Double Take 'Scarlet Storm' quince.

Double Take Scarlet Chaenomeles speciosa 'Scarlet Storm' USPP 20,951
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Nancy Nguyen
    Diboll
    Texas
    United States
    4 years ago
  • love the color

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    pdeggy
    Nova Scotia
    Canada
    7 years ago
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