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Mari33
Apr 29, 2018 8:57 PM CST
I ordered South Africa, approximately how tall and wide will it get here in NY zone 6? Thanks!
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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MargieNY
Apr 30, 2018 7:33 PM CST
I have two grafted South Africa roses that are planted in partial shade. They are approximately 42" tall and 36" wide.
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Mari33
Apr 30, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Thank you Margie! That will help me decide where I want to situate it.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 30, 2018 8:29 PM CST

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Funny you should ask...

My South Africa just started blooming this week. If you look to the left of the arbor, you'll see the main rose bush with a few blooms. It's about 6-7 feet tall. Above the arbor, however, you'll see more South Africa blooms. One cane got stuck under the arbor, pushed its way up through a space in the lattice roof of the arbor, pushed its way through the rose covering the arbor, and now has several blooms at least 15 feet above the ground.

Granted, I'm in zone 9, so the roses grow taller here, but this shows you how aggressively it will reach for the sun when it finds itself in too much shade.

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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 1, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Here in zone 7b I have three South Africas. Each is between four and six feet wide.
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Mari33
May 2, 2018 8:46 PM CST
Thanks everyone, that helps a lot!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 3, 2018 7:14 AM CST
My SA was badly set back by our cold winter, all the canes were killed to the ground. It is struggling to make a comeback, but slowly. Last year was its first year in the garden and it had reached 3-4' by mid summer.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

Mari33
May 3, 2018 8:49 AM CST
I planted 3 own root roses last spring, Rock n Roll, Cream Abundance and The Magician. We also had a hard winter. The Magician which is a small climber or shrub which is especially noted for vigor and hardiness interestingly has only 1 cane left and is struggling. The other 2 are doing very well.

I hope your SA makes it gemini!

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