Chaenomeles speciosa

'Pink Storm'

USPP 20,920

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  • Heat tolerant
  • Award winner
  • Thornless

Get the most from this old-fashioned springtime favorite with Double Take® chaenomeles. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in North Carolina, these flowering quince are thornless with very large, fully doubled blooms. Double Take® Pink quince brings a jolt of vibrant color to the spring landscape.

Awards Silver Florall award, 2019 Oklahoma Proven Shrub

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Pink

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 Intense early spring color is excellent for mixed borders and cutting gardens. Also good for hedging and mass plantings.

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.