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Double Take Eternal White™ Flowering Quince

A small shrub covered with lovely, camellia-like white flowers, from mid-spring to early summer; a compact, profuse bloomer; thornless and does not produce fruit; may bloom sporadically until fall; prune gently to maintain shape

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Chaenomeles
Species:
speciosa
Cultivar:
SMNCSDW
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
from mid spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Common Quince
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Density:
dense
Flower Bud Color:
lime green
Flower Eye Color:
chartreuse
Flower Form:
cup

Ornamental Features

Double Take Eternal White™ Flowering Quince features showy white cup-shaped flowers with chartreuse eyes along the branches from mid spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive lime green flower buds before the leaves. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The glossy oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Double Take Eternal White™ Flowering Quince is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Double Take Eternal White™ Flowering Quince will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. This plant will benefit from an application of bonemeal and/or mycorrhizal fertilizer at the time of planting. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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