Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionDouble Take Peach™ Flowering Quince Chaenomeles speciosa) from Proven Winners combines all the old-fashioned charm of flowering quince with several modern improvements. For example, it's thornless! No getting scratched up when you go to appreciate those fabulous blooms. It also boasts double flowers that look a bit like a rose or a camellia, thanks to the showy extra petals. Finally, it's exceptionally heat tolerant, with even hot climates reporting several weeks of bloom. Branches make an absolutely elegant cut flower and an ideal combination with spring bulbs and perennials.
Note: Double Take Pink quince does not produce fruit.DetailsBotanical name: Chaenomeles speciosa 'NCCS4' Patent #: USPP 30,231 Common name: Flowering quince Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-5' tall and wide Flower color: Peach Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring Bloom time: Spring Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, low flammability, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, background, container gardening, erosion control or embankment, foundation planting, hedge, massing, Specimen How To GrowSoil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soils. Highly tolerant of clay. Established plants easily withstand dry conditions. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Average water needs. Spacing: 4 - 6 feet. Fertilizing: Little needed. If you want plants to grow more quickly, apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No specific care needed. Branches may be clipped and brought indoor for winter blooms. Maintenance & pruning: Regular pruning is not required. However, if you wish to prune, do so immediately after flowering in spring. Note that quince flower mostly on two-year-old wood, so allow growth to develop for best bloom. Some rebloom in late summer/fall is common - consider it a bonus!