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Growing Rosa banksiae: Lady Banks' Rose

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Description
Form: A rambling vine-like shrub.
Lifespan: Perennial.
Leaf retention: Evergreen to 20°F.
Growth rate: Rapid.
Mature Size: 12-20' long.
Flowers: Medium-small, white or yellow, in large clusters with a slight fragrance.
Bloom: Mid-winter or spring.
Fruit: Insignificant.
Leaves: Glossy green, to 2.5in long, 3-5 leaflets per leaf.
Stems: Slender, arching. Some varieties have thorns. If pruned as a vine, it must be fastened to vertical surfaces.
Roots: Extensive.
Wildlife: Attracts insects.
Toxic / Danger: Possible thorns.
Origin: China.

Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 8-10.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Yes.
Sun: Full sun to part shade.
Water once established: Once a month. Every one or two weeks in the hottest parts of the year for better appearance.
Soil: Well drained, pH 5.6-8.5 (acidic to alkaline).
Prune: Remove only dead wood and branches necessary to keep it in bounds or in shape. It blooms on 2- and 3-year-old wood, so anything cut is blooms lost.
Litter: Low.
Propagation: Cuttings or layering.
Uses: Ornamental. Screen on trellis or wall. Groundcover or erosion control on banks and slopes.

Comments
This plant is a member of the Rose family (Rosaceae). Other common names are Banks' Rose and Banksian Rose.



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