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One of the most common requests we have is to suggest climbing roses that will grow on a North wall .  Over the next few weeks we will highlight all  the climbers we have  that will  tolerate a Northern aspect.

However you have to accept a simple golden rule.

“More sun. More flowers”


Climbing Shrub Rose. David Austin

2000.  6ft plus

Neat, perfectly formed flowers that are warm pink at the centre, paling to blush at the edges.

It forms a large strong healthy shrub and is excellent as a climber.

Best in full sun but will cope with a North wall situation.

Delicious Old Rose fragrance.

Flowers all summer.

Dead head regularly to promote further flowering.

Shade tolerant.

Named to celebrate the 60th birthday of the celebrated flautist.


Climbing Rose

1919.  6ft-10ft

Beautiful semi double shell pink blooms on this old favourite which is almost thornless and is one of the last of the Bourbon Roses introduced.

Attractive grey green pointed foliage.

Flowers right through the season and is not affected by bad weather.

Can get a touch of mildew late summer if growing in an area with poor air circulation.

A useful rose as it can tolerate a North wall situation, will cope with shade and poorer soils.

A sport of 'Zepherine Drouhin'

Good Perfume.

For other Thornless Roses see

WHAT ROSE WHERE  ?   On the main  web site menu.


Climbing Rose

1953.  8ft-10ft

Beautiful large semi double blooms of rich yellow-orange-bronze.

The huge blooms can be as much as 4ins across and are extremely attractive.

The blooms hold their form and colour well in cooler weather, but do not last so long in a very hot summer.

One of the first climbers to flower each season and is dazzling show in full bloom and heralds the rose season.

Flowers are a bit sparse after the initial burst but well worth planting for that early season colour.

Upright growth very thorny, and an abundance of glossy mid green foliage.

Can also be grown as a large shrub and will cope with a North wall aspect.

Very Fragrant.

Also known as 'Rosa Pimpinellifolia Maigold'

National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate Bred by Kordes in Germany 1953


(Rose Of The Week)

This rampant climber produces lovely blooms of white with hints of pale pink and yellow throughout the season and is known for its reliability and health.

Large globular blooms  which are extremely attractive.

The light pale green  foliage is on very flexible stems which make it easy to train on a fence or trellis.

A very useful climber as it will tolerate shade and grow on a north wall and is almost thornless.

One of our favourite climbers with the added bonus of a superb fragrance.

Gertrude Jekyll the famed English writer and garden designer described this lovely rose as the best white climber.

Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit. 1993

Named after an amateur rosarian in the Dauphine.

Her husband Alfred Carriere was the chief editor of 'Revue Horticole' in France, a famous horticultural publication in the 1800s

For further information see Wikipedea

Entered in the "Old Rose Hall Of Fame by the World Federation Of Rose Societies.

The Old Rose Hall Of Fame recognizes roses of historical or genealogical  importance, and the roses which have enjoyed continued popularity over a great many years.

Highly Recommended.

Details of all our roses are available on our web site.

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