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!
Hybrid Musk. When I first started growing roses this was one of my favourites. The small double flowers are produced in large clusters and are a blend of apricot, buff and pink. Nice bronze tones to the foliage and a good musky fragrance. Few thorns. Use as large shrub or small climber. 1925.
Colour: Apricot / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Climber - Noisette. We just love this rose at Wairere and it is much admired in our garden. Seldom without a bloom from spring through to autumn. The flowers are a silky shade of apricot yellow with a loose relaxed petal formation. Good sweet fragrance and simply stunning in full bloom. Few thorns. 1904.
Colour: Apricot / Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 1.5m
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Modern Climber. A new climber with old world blooms. Very pretty soft pink, cup-shaped double blooms with a lovely sweet fragrance. Masses of flowers cover this rose and repeat well. Nominated for "Rose of Excellence" award in The Netherlands. Awarded Certificate of Merit.
Colour: Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m
Climber. "Oh Danny Boy the pipes are calling" and they're saying just what a beautiful climbing rose this is. Large double blooms of vivid red with orange tones that put on a real show from summer to autumn. Nice fragrance too, vigorous and generally well behaved. McGredy 1969.
Colour: Red / Orange Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
Climber - Noisette. A fabulous climbing rose that repeats well. The blooms have a delightful fruity fragrance and are a soft combination of yellow tinged with pink. The flowers appear in clusters on long stems that have a natural mottled effect. Allow this rose space to show off its beauty. 1835.
Colour: Yellow / Cream Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 3m
Floribunda Climber. Disco Tango is a lovely climber with apricot and orange blended semi-double flowers that are lightly scented. A healthy, bushy, vigorous rose that flowers continuously and has glossy dark green foliage. Plant in full sun. Deciduous.
Colour: Apricot Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x spreads
Climber Floribunda. One of the very best red climbers - ever - and bred right here in NZ. An easy to grow and well behaved climbing rose that is nearly always in flower with semi-double, dark red blooms. Generally healthy,never fails to please and looks great growing along a fence. Multi award winner. 1976.
Colour: Red Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
Climber. A splendid and handsome red climbing rose with leathery, dark green foliage and semi-double, luminous, rich red, glowing blooms that have a light fragrance. Free flowering with healthy,vigorous growth. Also has lovely large orange hips if not completely dead-headed. PVR. 2000.
Colour: Red Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m
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Climber - Modern. Something and lovely and different to fling up a wall or over a trellis. The double full blooms are shaded a creamy-yellow with hints of soft green. Nice fruity fragrance and glossy green foliage. Repeats well from summer to autumn. PVR. 2000.
Colour: White / Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m