Orange Storm

Product Code: qoran

Quince Orange Storm (Chaenomeles)
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The Orange Storm Quince is a fine new flowering shrub from Proven Winners. In early spring blossoms are a bright orange and look similar to a camellia bloom with a big, richly colored display! This plant is thornless and generally fruitless. Drought tolerant once established, it may be pruned to shape after flowering. Intense spring color. Good for cut flowers. It is deer resistant!

Planting & Care for Deciduous Shrub – Flowering Quince

Preparation

  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun.
  • Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers well-drained loams.
  • Established plants will tolerate dryish soils.
  • Plants bloom on old growth. 
  • Prune to shape as needed in spring after flowering to stimulate growth
  • Use this plant as a spring accent or hedge. It can also work as a specimen or group in shrub borders or cottage garden.

Opening Plant Material

  • Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, remove. Now ready to plant. Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more, making sure it’s wider on the sides.

Planting containers

  • Plant in spring and fall
  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.

Pruning - After Planting

  • Containers - Although it is not essential for containers to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • Avoid heavy pruning.
  • Prune to shape as needed in spring after flowering to stimulate growth of flowering spurs which will improve bloom for the following year.
  • Promptly remove root suckers to control possible spread.

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

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Special Plant Features & Tips

  • The Orange Storm Quince is a fine new flowering shrub from Proven Winners.
  • In early spring blossoms are a bright orange and look similar to a camellia bloom!
  • Drought tolerant once established, it may be pruned to shape after flowering.
  • Intense spring color.
  • Good for cut flowers.
  • It is deer resistant!
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun.
  • Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers well-drained loams.
  • Established plants will tolerate dryish soils.
  • Plants bloom on old growth. 
  • Avoid heavy pruning.
  • Prune to shape as needed in spring after flowering to stimulate growth of flowering spurs which will improve bloom for the following year.
  • Promptly remove root suckers to control possible spread.
  • Use this plant as a spring accent or hedge. It can also work as a specimen or group in shrub borders or cottage garden. 

How to plant containers

 

ItemApprox Weight (lbs.)Approx Base Dimensions (diameter)Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B 250-500 22" for single stems, 28" for multiple stems  8-11'
1 1/2" B&B 325-600 24" for single stems, 30" for multiple stems  10-12'
2" B&B 500-700 28" for single stems, 32" for multiple stems 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B 600-1000 30" for single stems, 36" for multiple stems 10-15'
3" B&B 850-1000 34"-36"  12-16'
3 1/2" B&B 1000 36"  12-18'
10' B&B 250 22"  10'
12' B&B 325 24"  12'
14' B&B 500 28" 14'
16' B&B 600 30"  16'
2' B&B 50 12-16"  2'
3' B&B 60-250 16-22"  3'
4' B&B 250 22-24" 4'
5' B&B 325 22-24"  5'
6' B&B 150-325 16-24" 6'
7' B&B 500-700 28-32"  7'
8' B&B 600-700 14-30"  8'
9' B&B 700 32"  9'
#3 container Less than 35  10" 10" 
#5 container 40 11" 10.5" 
#7 container 60 14" 12" 
#10 container 80 14" 14 
#20 container 160 19.5" 17" 
Bare Root varies, but always lighter no soil on roots varies depending on item

*Any items over 100 Ibs. or that are B&B can only be delivered by our trucks due to FedEx shipping weight restrictions. Our trusted trucks only deliver around a 100 miles radius from our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Any item you order can be picked-up at our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin for free. See our estimated delivery schedule here

Growing Zones: 5-9

Bloom Time: May
Color: Green, Orange
Plant Size: 4' tall x 4' wide
Flower Color: Orange
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Attracts Butterflies: Yes
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: Yes
Native: No

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