Roses forum: Roses that can be trimmed up into trees?

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Coastal TX (Sunset 28/31) (Zone 9a)
JuniperAnn
Jan 27, 2019 12:09 PM CST
I have been thoroughly charmed by the Chestnut Rose trimmed up into a tree at Louis the Plant Geek: http://www.louistheplantgeek.c...

Grafted standard roses don't speak to me at all, but this rose would make a lovely small tree next to a playhouse. Are there any reblooming roses with similarly thick, trunk-like canes? Thanks!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 27, 2019 2:51 PM CST
There is a reblooming Chestnut Rose but it is very thorny so it might not be a first choice next to anything like a playhouse.
Porkpal
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
vaporvac
Jan 27, 2019 3:14 PM CST
Does ARE's rebloom. That's what I ordered for spring. If not, where could I find one? I've seen a very old specimen and it was awesome! : )
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 27, 2019 4:12 PM CST
If it is the double one, I believe it will.
Porkpal
Coastal TX (Sunset 28/31) (Zone 9a)
JuniperAnn
Jan 27, 2019 6:48 PM CST
Thank you, Pork Pal!
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Feb 3, 2019 3:24 PM CST
If it is the double form of R. roxburghii -- "Chestnut Rose" -- it will probably repeat -- but NOT the sort of heavy repeat bloom you would get from a China, or Tea, or a modern rose. It's an "occasional repeat."

HOWEVER -- take heed of Porkpal's mention of prickles. Chestnut Rose is a THORNY DEVIL.
See:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...

For a rose that would climb a tree and repeat bountifully -- in a mild enough climate -- you might look at 'Mutabilis'.

Though it is not "billed" as a climber, I have seen 'Mutabilis' aggressively climbing an oak tree.
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
vaporvac
Feb 3, 2019 3:45 PM CST
Oh yes! It's an absolute beast..... more like a huge shrub, but really amazing hips. What about one of the old ramblers?
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Feb 4, 2019 1:15 PM CST
Wowza!!!! That is amazing!!!

enjb2
Apr 6, 2019 6:01 AM CST
Both Mutabilis and Louis Phillipe are nearly thornless, will climb a structure with support and would be good next to a playhouse. My Louis Phillipe grew over 20 foot tall into a pear tree. Both roses would need support though.
Coastal TX (Sunset 28/31) (Zone 9a)
JuniperAnn
Apr 7, 2019 4:22 AM CST
Thanks for the input everyone! I've found a couple of candidates for a rose tree.

Mrs. BR Cant
https://www.rosesalesonline.co...

And "Miss Atwood" found rose.
Here's a 6-year-old MONSTER of a shrub, 11'H x 16'W:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...

And here's a single-trunked specimen:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...

Other roses that grow to enormous free-standing shrubs in my zone, and may lend themselves to trimming up, include Monsier Tillier and Prosperity.
[Last edited by JuniperAnn - Apr 7, 2019 4:29 AM (+)]
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