So Beautiful You’ll Have to do a Double Take
Are you on the hunt for a new addition to your cut flower or cottage garden? Today’s Plant of the Week, Double Take Eternal White™ Quince, might just be the perfect choice. Its wider-than-tall habit and bountiful blooms make it useful in many gardens.
Double Take Eternal White™ Quince’s big camellia-like flowers open in spring and continue for months, blooming longer than other quince. Its blooms open lime before transitioning into an elegant pure white, which contrasts beautifully with its dark green foliage.
If you’re a cut flower gardener, you’ll appreciate that the Double Take® Quince series is thornless, so no need to stress about being poked while creating your arrangements.
This beauty does best in full sun and has good drought tolerance once established. It grows to 2-4’ tall and 4-5’ wide and is hardy in USDA Zones 5-9.
Pruning Your Quince
Quince generally doesn’t require much pruning, but if desired, it can be shaped in the spring. Every 4 to 6 years, it does benefit from rejuvenation pruning, removing ⅓ of the oldest thickest stems.
It may seem intimidating to give your quince a big rejuvenation prune, but there’s really no need to be nervous about pruning your Double Take® Quince; just take a look at the video below to see how easy it can be.
Have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back next week with another great shrub!