Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Scarlet Storm'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chaenomeles (kee-no-MAY-leez) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Scarlet Storm
Additional cultivar information:(PP20951; Double Take series, aka Double Take Scarlet Storm)
Hybridized by Ranney
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Kingman, Kansas

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 17, 2015, holly_grower from Bear, DE wrote:

This is a beautiful plant in early spring. The flowering period is not long, but is valuable on account of so few other shrubs blooming at this time. One note of warning, however - protect small plants from rabbit and deer browsing, or you'll have nothing left in the spring to bloom!

Positive

On Jul 13, 2012, Gardeningman from Kingman, KS wrote:

There is a Double Take Scarlet Storm Quince in front of one of the local insurance company's offices. It is right up against the south facing foundation. It doesn't get any special treatment and besides rain, it only gets occasionally watered. It is doing really, really well. It is very drought tolerant and is densly foliaged. It has beautiful flowers in late February through March. Every other shrub and perenial is dormant except this flowering quince. It is very refreshing to look at after a long winter. However, after it is done flowering, it looks just like any other green shrub. It would be perfect to have it mixed in with several other flowering shrubs and perenials to HELP provide a flowering display from February through Summer and then to frost. But I wouldn't use it as ... read more