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ROSA banksiae 'Alba Plena'

Commonly known as Banksian rose


Large double white flowers which are delicately fragrant
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Available autumn 2020 -
£16.50 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2020
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  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - climbing Species rose. Once-flowering, early summer. Long, slender, smooth stems, practically thornless. Clusters of rosette-shaped flowers 2.5cm (1in) across.
  • White
  • Height - 12m (39ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - introduced to Europe in 1807 by William Kerr, plant hunter for the botanist Sir Joseph Banks.
  • Pests & Diseases - see header 'ROSA'
  • Place of origin - western and central China. Probably developed in Chinese gardens.
  • Flower Shape - Double - Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - fragrance (1-10) 1-2, slight. Said to smell of violets.
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile, humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -

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