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Double Take Scarlet Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

(16 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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
Mature Size
60" 48"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
36 - 48"
  • Details

    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 Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    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: 

    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
  • 16 Reviews

    • 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
      , 39 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 39 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Nancy Nguyen
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • love the color

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