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City of York - Large Flower Climber Rose

City of York

Large Flower Climber. Bred by Tantau in Germany in 1945.
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Use:
 
Pillar, Arch
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments It's hard to recommend once-flowering roses when there are so many repeat-flowering ones, but City of York is so extraordinarily beautiful in bloom when it is covered by its frothy, pure white, fragrant flowers that it is irresistible. The flowers are accented by smooth, dark green foliage that possesses remarkably elegant good looks. Also, it's about as trouble-free as roses get, making almost every knowledgeable rosarian's "easy care" list.

BTW:In my own garden in NJ, I planted City of York where it would get maybe 4 hours of sunlight at the height of summer. It was in impoverished soil where even weeds had difficulty. In a few years it built up to arch height and covered itself in blooms for a week or two each summer. The rest of the year I was charmed by its foliage. In ten years I never observed any mar on its beauty: no fungal disease, no attacks by insects, no yellowing from drought. It was almost magical.