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Tradescant Rose

Rosa 'Tradescant'

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Tradescant Rose (Rosa 'Tradescant') at Fernwood Garden Center

Tradescant Rose flowers

Tradescant Rose flowers

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Group/Class:  Austin Rose

Description:

An outstanding rose with rich fully double wine-burgundy flowers that accentuate the medium green foliage; a relatively compact plant, blooms all season long once established; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Tradescant Rose is clothed in stunning fragrant burgundy flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tradescant Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Tradescant Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Tradescant Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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