Chaenomeles speciosa 'Scarlet Storm'

Double Take™ Scarlet Storm Flowering Quince

Flower opening

Flower opening


Patents: PP#20951

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Chaenomeles

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

Thornless stems.


Developed through a breeding program at North Carolina State University, cross between 'Spitfire' and 'Dragons Blood'. Patent application filed in 2009.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 2-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in April 2014 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds Garden.

Sources of Information

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