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Double Take® Scarlet Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

Exposure

    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
      Mature Size
      5' 4'
      Height
      4' - 5'
      Spread
      3' - 4'
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        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

        Characteristics

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

        Plant Needs

        Maintenance Category: 
        Easy
        Water Category: 
        Average
        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
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        Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
        • Planted 3 Double Take Scarlet Quince about 5 years ago. They are in partial shade. Two of the plants did fairly well. Not a huge amount of blossoms. Suddenly this summer one of the plants died. Not sure why.

          Debbie
          , Tennessee
          , United States
          , 2 years ago
        • Nancy Nguyen
          , Texas
          , United States
          , 8 years ago
        • love the color

          pdeggy
          , Nova Scotia
          , Canada
          , 10 years ago
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