Parent: Chaenomeles speciosa
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 3 to 4' tall and wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Red double flowers in early spring. Drought tolerant. Prune after flowering. Deer resistant. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Developed for the following characteristics:
A medium-sized, upright, multi-stemmed, fruitless shrub;
Large, double-flowers with scarlet-red petals; and
Developed through a breeding program at North Carolina State University, cross between 'Spitfire' and 'Dragons Blood'. Patent application filed in 2009.
I purchased a 2-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in April 2014 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds Garden.