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Double Take® Scarlet Flowering Quince

Category:

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

Species:
speciosa
Other Species Names:
Common Quince
Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Genus:
Chaenomeles
Cultivar:
Scarlet Storm
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
scarlet
Flower Eye Color:
butter
Flower Form:
cup
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

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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