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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Thorny
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Orange
  • Red
Fruit Type*
  • Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Chaenomeles is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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SPITFIRE QUINCE

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Spitfire'

Buy Spitfire Quince online. Vivid scarlet-red flowers bloom in early spring before the leavers emerge. Good as a cut flower either by cutting branches for forcing extra early or as the flowers open naturally. Grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide.

Mature Height:

6-8 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Quince

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 9646

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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This was my second time ordering and very pleased both times.


Christine
Plympton, MA
November 2016

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