Boscobel Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: English Rose
Group/Class: Austin Rose
An outstanding rose producing perfectly formed, upward facing coral blooms with small petals of varying shades; heavenly myrrh fragrance; needs full sun and well-drained soil; good disease resistance; very hardy with some protection
Boscobel Rose is clothed in stunning fragrant coral-pink flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Boscobel 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;
Boscobel Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Boscobel Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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.