Pillar, Arch, Wall
Medium - about 3 inches
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
12 ft x 10 ft
Climbing rose Dortmund is capable of covering the end of a two-story building with red blossoms all season long. This is a tall order; one that few roses would be up to. Its flowers are red with white eyes, and are borne in a profusion and continuity matched by very few other roses. The coloration is bright, but it is harmonious enough to look good with just about any building, pillar, or pergola. Dortmund can look good in many settings, but it is perhaps best used against a white or near-white wall where its flowers will really pop. The rose also produces orange hips.
BTW The very vigor that keeps Dortmund growing and cranking out flowers produces an acute sensitivity to glysophate. Use Roundup ten feet away on a tiny tuft of grass or dandylion, and by the end of next year your three year old Dortumnd could be dead. That's my experience, anyway.
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