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Scarlet Storm Quince Double Take™ 'Scarlet Storm' Chaenomeles speciosa 'Scarlet Storm' PP20,951

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Description

Scarlet Storm is a medium-sized, upright to rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with a mature height of approximate 4-5 feet. It will bloom best in full sun though will tolerate some partial shade.  It is an excellent spring accent plant and one of the only early spring red-blooms with eye-popping color that can be spotted from a mile away. Large, scarlet red, double flowers with velvety petals burst forth in early spring. This hybrid is fruitless and thornless. Unlike many flowering quinces, ‘Scarlet Storm’ tends to have flowers out to the tips of its branches. Branches with unopened flower buds can be clipped and forced to bloom for some showy indoor color.    Double Take quinces often rebloom in fall for some surprising color late in the season.

Prune as needed to remove dead or broken branches and improve shape in the spring after flowering.  This will stimulate growth to improve blooming for the following year. Promptly remove any root suckers to control unwanted spread. Scarlot Storm withstands a range of soil types including heavy clay but prefers well-drained loams. Established plants will tolerate dry soils. It does well in high erosion areas like slopes. Flower buds are susceptible to damage from early spring frosts so a protected site is ideal. In warmer areas, some afternoon shade will help flowers last longer.

Insects and Diseases: Maybe susceptible to fungal leaf spot with heavy spring rainfall. Fireblight and scab may be problematic in some areas, also aphids, scale and mites. Chlorosis (yellowing of foliage) will occur in high pH soils.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Double Take™ 'Scarlet Storm'
  • 'Scarlet Storm'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#specimen#showy#red flowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#thornless#cottage garden#accent plant#pet friendly#clay soil#children's garden#part shade#scarlet flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Double Take™ 'Scarlet Storm'
  • 'Scarlet Storm'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#specimen#showy#red flowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#thornless#cottage garden#accent plant#pet friendly#clay soil#children's garden#part shade#scarlet flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chaenomeles
    Species:
    speciosa
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-inch dark scarlet red, velvety double flowers that resemble camellias with 17 to 25 petals per flower. Flowers emerge early spring before leaves and extend to the tips of branches. Branches may be clipped and forced for winter bloom. Blooms on old wood so do not over prune in the spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy dark green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Erosion