Modest (2-4 in)
Zone 3 - 9
Height & Width:
8 ft x 8 ft
Applejack is a brandy with a powerful aroma of green apples. Applejack is also a hybrid rose that remindes us that the eglantine rose smells of apple. Graham Stuart Thomas in his Rose Book waxes rhapsodic about the smell. He suggests that one go into the garden early on a cool, still, moist spring morning when the apple scent from the eglantine roses fills the air. Do this; it really works. Applejack descends from Kordes' Goldbusch which is an eglantine hybrid. And this is the explanation for Applejack's appealing smell. A legitimate question to ask of this rose is: both this and the eglantine rose produce pink roses on a bush that smells of apple. Why get this one rather than the other? Applejack's flowers are a stronger shade of pink. It also produces a bigger, fuller shrub. Planted on six foot centers, it would make a formidable hedge.
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