Spacing New Rose Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Darien, CT
Avatar for deweyfamily
Question by deweyfamily
March 11, 2000
I am thinking of planting some New Dawn climbing roses. What should the spacing be between plants and how far off the wall should I plant? Thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
March 11, 2000
A good rule of thumb in planting roses is to take into consideration the type of rose, and the length of growing season. Climbers require more space than shrub roses, but short growing seasons mean the plants won't have time to put on a great deal of new stems and foliage before season's end. Your new climbing roses can go as close as 3' for quick coverage, or as far apart as 6' if they're in a protected area and will grow over a long summer season.

Planting 18"-24" away from a supporting trellis or wall should provide adequate air circulation for the canes and prevent reflected heat from damaging the foliage.

Hope your new roses bloom prolifically for you!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Purple Wedding"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.