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Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (Ra/d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub or Rose

Habit

Climbing

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

8-12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

double yellow banksia rose

Family

Rosaceae


Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits

'Lutea' is a large and vigorous, early flowering, thornless climber with small, smooth-edged leaves and large clusters of pale yellow, rosette-like double flowers 2cm in width in late spring

Other common names

  • yellow banksia rose
  • yellow Banksian rose

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Vigorous climber ideally trained on a sheltered wall or fence in full sun with moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Protect from frost and cold drying winds for best results

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by budding in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Prune spent wood or tidy after flowering or renovate as per pruning group 18 (roses)

Pests

Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage

Diseases

May be affected by black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews, and a downy mildew