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Rosa 'American Pillar'
Roses | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Rosa 'American Pillar'

'American Pilar' is one of the oldest descendant's Rosa wichuraiana, grown in 1902 by Van Fleet. 'American Pilar' was obtained by crossing Rosa wichuraiana with Rosa setigera.

Description - rambler, 4-6 x 3 m. The simple flowers grouped in bouquets of flowers or solitary, 5-20, 5-6 cm diameter, red-fuchsia, deep red with a white spot in center, yellow anthers are visible . Leaves dark green, shiny, becoming purple before falling. Bloom once a year in June-July.

Growth rate - fast.

Requirements - resistant to frost and tolerates sandy soil without nutrients, and semi-shade.

Management - is clipped fall, all strains that produced flowers in the soil (7-8 cm long).

Propagation - by seedlings.

Natural partners and Garden - Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins'.

Properties and Uses - is perfect for immediate coverage of the walls, grow well near trees, the arcades and perogole.

References

AJ Macself - The Rose Growers Treasury - Hubbard Press, 2008

Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater - The pruning Specialist - New Holland Publishers, 2004

Charles Quest-Ritson - Climbing Roses of the World - Timber Press, 2003

Roger Spencer - Flowering Plants Dicotyledons - UN5W Press, 2002

V. Sackville-West - In Your GArden Again - Frances Lincoln, 2006

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