A Climbing Rose is really just a shrub rose that decided to get upwardly mobile - and aren';t we glad they did. Many of today's favourite roses, both Floribunda and Hybrid Tea have a climbing version. Even if you don't have a large garden but still have a desire to grow roses then think about decorating a wall, fence or trellis with a climbing rose. Climbing roses add a whole new heady dimension to the garden and allow us to enjoy our favourite blooms at nose or eye level.
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Climbing roses differ from Rambling roses in that they have more upright, thicker and stiffer stems or canes, with larger flowers which are produced throughout the season. Climbing roses are usually pruned in winter or early spring, along with shrub roses, whereas a "Rambler" is usually pruned immediately after flowering in summer.
It is important to establish a good framework for your Climbing rose in the first 2-3 years of growth. During this period you will have to do very little pruning except for any wayward shoots that apear outside your desired framework. Secure and train the upward canes in a fan shaped horizontal pattern. Lateral or side shoots will apear from these main canes and this is where your flowers will come from. These can be pruned back to about 1/3 of their growth in winter once your rose is established.
So step outside and look around. Is there a bare wall or a naked fence that would look so much better being dressed by a beautiful rose? Is there an area where a rose covered trellis would add some needed structure with a definite wow factor? With Climbing Roses no need to stay at ground level - rise above and let your imagination soar!
Climber- Bourbon. This French Madame is truly beautiful. Flowers are blush white with pink shadings and are fragrant. Blooms are flat and quartered and appear in generous quantities in the summer. Loves a warm sheltered spot as when this rose is looking its finest it doesn't like getting wet. 1893.
A naturally occurring sport from the 1843 shrub rose.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Columar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2.5m
Souvenir de la Malmaison Clg
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Climbing- Tea. A gorgeous old rose frequently found adorning old barns, fences and out-houses hence it is affectionately known as 'The Dunny Rose'. Will tolerate some shade, one of the first roses to flower in spring with sweetly fragrant, loosely shaped blooms in shades of pink, primrose yellow and copper. Vigorous with few thorns. 1897.
This rose flowers on 'old wood' so take care not to prune back too hard. Named after the breeder's wife. Generally healthy and disease resistant. Give it room to flourish and you will be rewarded with blooms on and off right through to autumn.
Colour: Pink / Red Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2.5m
Souvenir de Mme Leonie Viennot Clg
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Climber. An award winning rose with luminous orange blooms that are lightly scented. Good disease resistant foliage. Can be used as a tall shrub rose or small climber. A vibrant and showy rose. 2010. PVR.
Pacific Rose Bowl awarded Best Climbing Rose 2011.
Colour: Orange Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m
Climber. Large, well formed, peach blooms on nice long stems, great for cutting and enjoying indoors or out and it's gorgeous tropical fragrance is the proverbial flag on top of the cocktail. Nice compact habit for a climber making it great for smaller spaces. Foliage is dark, glossy and with overall good health tolerances. Bred in NZ by Rob Somerfield. Deciduous
Colour: Orange / Pink Habit: Compact climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 4m
Climber Modern. A showy, healthy rose with large semi-double flowers of glowing pink. The flowers are continuous through-out the season and have a nice light fragrance. Tolerant of some shade. Named after the Rosarium Uetersen garden in Germany. PVR. 1977.
Colour: Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m
Climber. The first time I saw this most beautiful rose in full flower I instantly wanted to get married! Large clusters of fragrant, white, single flowers with prominent golden stamens smother the foliage in early summer. Gorgeous. Glossy bright green foliage and good disease resistance. Vigorous and fast growing. 1950.
Colour: White Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 9m x 4.5m
Climber Modern. The colour of this rose is magnificent - rich tones of apricot-orange with yellow showing through on the reverse. Large, slightly informal blooms are borne in generous sprays. Delicious fragrance and dark glossy foliage that shows good disease resistance. Multi Award Winner. 1969.
Colour: Orange / Apricot Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 3m