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Double Take Scarlet Quince Chaenomeles speciosa

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Double Take Scarlet Quince Chaenomeles speciosa
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

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
  • 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
    5 years ago
  • love the color

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