DOUBLE TAKE® Peach

Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

'NCCS4'

USPP 30,231

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  • Heat tolerant
  • Long blooming
  • Thornless
Description

A fabulous addition to the Double Take® series! Double Take® Peach flowering quince offers the same benefits as the other three in the series - large double flowers, very long bloom time, outstanding heat tolerance, and thornless stems - but in a romantic soft peach color. A spring classic, updated for today's landscapes.

Awards
2019 Oklahoma Proven Shrub
USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
4 - 5'
Width
4 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Orange
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Quince is quite adaptable to any soil, and shows good tolerance to dry conditions once it is established.

Pruning

If pruning is desired, do so immediately after flowering in spring. Remove oldest stems every 4-6 years.

Uses

Outstanding choice for a specimen, hedge, or as a backdrop to a mixed planting. Also makes an good crop for cut flower growers.

Growing Tips

All of the Double Take® series has demonstrated exceptional heat tolerance, blooming weeks longer than conventional varieties. They also have shown a strong tendency to rebloom in fall. These thornless varieties do not set fruit.