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Apple Blossom - Rambler Rose

Apple Blossom

Rambler. Bred by Burbank in USA (West) in 1932.
Use:
 
Pillars, Arches, Walls
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Musk
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Luther Burbank bred all sorts of things, and he was good at it. He spent not much time with roses, but this is a reasonably good product of his efforts. This rose makes huge heads of single flowers - sort of like a tall hydrangea. It is vigorous to a fault and can be used to cover sheds and small buildings. It covers itself in almost single pink blossoms for a few weeks in the early summer. BTW: there is a groundcover rose called "Apple Blossom Flower Carpet" which bears flowers in the same general range of pink, but grows as a prostrate shrub. The flowers themselves are shaped much like those of The Fairy.