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Leo in NE Illinois

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Chaenomeles 'Not Minerva'
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:08 PM »
Just picked this cultivar of Flowering quince up from Evergreen Gardenworks. It was hard to capture the color of the flower, it is a real nice subtle color. I'm really enjoying it, I still have 4 or so inches of snow on the ground outside, the temperture as I write is only 20 F (-9 C) so this is a pleasant relief from the winter gray. I have owned it all of 4 days, it was a 2.5 inch pot size, $ 8 cutting from Brent. In the years to come it should be quite a delight when it blooms.

I maybe should have posted this in 'Accent Plants' as it will be a decade or two before it takes on a more tree like form, but with the flowers it has a nice graceful line to it. But I like it as is, hope you enjoy it too.
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Re: Chaenomeles 'Not Minerva'
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 06:50 AM »
I love the flowers.


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Re: Chaenomeles 'Not Minerva'
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 10:40 AM »
Very beautiful flowers.

I have a very nice nursery in my area and they usually put their flowering quince plants on half price sale after they stop their spring flowering.

I was able to buy larger stock cheap last year and they were great plants in 3 gallon cans. I have two of the "Double Take" cultivars, scarlet and pink. This variety was released in 2010 by the horticultural school in North Carolina by Dr. Thomas Ranney. Strong growing, no thorns and the trunks seem to thicken faster than the species. They have spectacular flowers (but they are relatively large).

I bought the double take pink Quince last year in June and trimmed some branches that were sun damaged. It started flowering in mid July and bloomed until Halloween. Ready to open again.

Enjoy Spring. It's cold here in the mid-atlantic and weatherman said it will stay that way until April.


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