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Rosa 'Rambling Rector' (Ra) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub or Rose

Habit

Climbing

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

rose 'Rambling Rector'

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

Rambler roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching, thorny or smooth stems carrying glossy foliage and large sprays of small, single or double, often fragrant flowers in early summer

'Rambling Rector' is a strong-growing large rambler with thorny shoots bearing pointed leaves. Large sprays of fragrant, semi-double, white flowers about 4cm in width, with deep yellow stamens are followed by small red hips in autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

A rose for a large space, grow in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerant of poor soil, shade and a north aspect, ideal for climbing into a tree.

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by budding in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

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 subject to black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews and a downy mildew