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Double Take™ Flowering Quince

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Reinventing an old favorite – new flowering quince that are thornless (no more bloodletting) and fruitless (no mess to clean up) with double flowers that resemble camellias. Spring blooms from February to April. Zones 5-8. Part sun to full sun. Low maintenance. 3-6 feet tall. For more information see: Storm warning: Reinventing flowering quince

For information on licensing, contact Spring Meadow Nursery, Gary Neinhuis, Licensee Sales, 616-223-3363 ext 1103, gary@springmeadownursery.com. If you are a North Carolina Nursery, be sure to ask about special arrangements. Available through mail order and retail outlets.

Double Take™ ‘Scarlet Storm’ (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ PP20,951)

  • Big, dark red, velvety double flowers, up to 2.5 inches in diameter with 17 to 25 petals per flower.
  • Unlike many flowering quinces, tends to have flowers all the way out to the tips of its branches.
  • Occasional repeat blooms.
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Double Take™ ‘Pink Storm’ (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Pink Storm’ PP20,920)

  • Large double flowers, 2-inches in diameter.
  • Salmon or coral colored flower with 29-40 petals per flower that resemble sweetheart roses.
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Double Take™ ‘Orange Storm’ (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Orange Storm’ PP20,950)

  • Big, bright orange, camellia-like blooms.
  • Double flowers with 31-49 petals per flower that look like orange petticoats.
  • Occasional repeat blooms.
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Photo of Nathan LynchNathan LynchResearch Specialist (828) 684-3562 nathan_lynch@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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