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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!
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Apr 30, 2018 7:33 PM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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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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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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Apr 30, 2018 8:29 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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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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May 1, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Here in zone 7b I have three South Africas. Each is between four and six feet wide.
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May 2, 2018 8:46 PM CST

Thanks everyone, that helps a lot!
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May 3, 2018 7:14 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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.
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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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