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Double Take Scarlet Storm Flowering Quince - 2 Gallon Pot
Heralding the arrival of spring, the Double Take Scarlet Quince puts on a spectacular early spring display of rich, scarlet-red flowers on plants that produce no thorns or fruit. Get all the details below!

Double Take Scarlet Storm Flowering Quince - 2 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 2 GALLON POT

Double Take Scarlet Storm Quince
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Scarlet Storm' PP#20950


USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b   Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Quince variety is not reliably winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy growing it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

The large double blooms of the Quince in the Double Take Series are unlike those of any other variety - plus, no thorns! Heralding the arrival of spring, the Double Take Scarlet Quince puts on a spectacular early spring display of rich, scarlet-red flowers on plants that produce no thorns or fruit. Cut branches are excellent for indoor flower arrangements. In late winter, when buds have formed on plants, just cut a branch and bring it indoors to force buds to open. Quince are hardy and long-lived plants that once established are exceptionally drought tolerant.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 4 to 5 feet tall and wide, the Scarlet Storm Flowering Quince is an ideal choice as a specimen or in groupings for eye-popping color in flowering shrub borders. Excellent companions are other early spring bloomers such as ForysthiaTulip Tree Magnolias (tulip trees), Camellia Japonica, and Reeves Spirea.

Spacing:  4 feet apart for solid hedges;  8 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Quince are exceptionally easy to grow. They adapt to most any type of moist but well-drained to somewhat dry soil, preferring a loamy soil. Flower production is best in full to mostly sun, however plants will tolerate part shade. We suggest at least 5 hours of direct sunlight for best flowering. Plants are very drought tolerant when established. The flowers are born on old growth (last years branches) so wait to prune until after flowering.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Quince...




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b   Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity:  4-5'
Spacing:  4' for solid hedges;  8'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Rounded 
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Dark Red
Flower Size:  1.5-2"
Flowering Period:  Early Spring
Flower Type:  Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.0 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Insect, Rabbit



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