The Q&A Archives: Cecil Bruner Rose Growth Characteristics

Question: I've seen this and like it. I have heard conflicting things about how long it blooms each season. One nursery said it has one big bloom in spring and then not much else all summer. Someone else said it actually has one big show in spring and then roses all summer but just not as many. Which is correct. Is it a fast grower and disease resistant. Is it a good idea to put it on a big wall next to an Eden Climber?

Answer: Cecile Brunner is a repeat-bloomer, producing small pink buds throughout the growing season. It's a quick growing, long-lived rose (introduced in 1881), and relatively disease resistant. You can plant it near another climbing rose, providing you give both roses plenty of room to grow. Flowers are produced on new shoots that develop on last year's wood. You'll do some selective pruning each year to encourage new blooms, but you won't want to have your climbers too near each other so they become entangled and make pruning difficult. Enjoy your new roses!

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