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Double Take® Scarlet Flowering Quince

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Double Take® Scarlet Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Double Take Scarlet Storm’)A medium sized shrub covered with lovely scarlet flowers in spring, a profuse bloomer that is thornless and does not produce fruit; a single-season showstopper adding vivid color in spring; prune to maintain shape

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Chaenomeles
Species:
speciosa
Cultivar:
Scarlet Storm
Flower Color:
scarlet
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
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 Eye Color:
butter
Flower Form:
cup

Ornamental Features

Double Take® Scarlet Flowering Quince features showy scarlet cup-shaped flowers with buttery yellow eyes along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The glossy oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Double Take® Scarlet 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® Scarlet Flowering Quince will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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. 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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