Double Take Scarlet™ Flowering Quince

Size
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ Scarlet™ PP#20,951
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
This scarlet beauty has a long bloom period that extends from early to late spring. Double Take Scarlet™ flowering quince is a winner among garden plants. It rarely needs pruning and is deer-resistant, thornless, fruit-free, drought-tolerant once established, and isn’t bothered by heat or humidity. It was formerly sold as Double Take™ ‘Scarlet Storm’ quince.
In cold climates, plant in full sun for the very best flower color. In warmer areas, some afternoon shade will help flowers last longer.
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Woody Ornamentals - Flowering Shrubs - Deciduous
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 4 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding
Features:   Winter Interest, Screening
Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Cold Hardy
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Double Take quinces often rebloom in fall for some surprise color late in the season.
Cottage, Asian-Zen, Cutting
Flower features:    Long Flowering, Double, Showy Flowers, Large Flowers
Large, deep-red flowers that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Non-fruiting variety
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Green leaves on thornless branches
Landscape Uses:    Screen, Hedges, Grouping
Accent, Border, Mass Planting, Specimen
Double Take Scarlet™ Flowering Quince is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 4 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Semi-Moist   Average   Waterwise
Soil Types:      Average Garden Soil
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    If needed, prune in late winter or early spring to maintain size and shape. Do not remove more than 1/4 of the plant at any one time. It is best to selectively cut branches back to a natural fork in the branch. Shrubs look best when allowed to maintain their natural growth habit - avoid shearing into tight balls or squares.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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