This is a spectacular rose in the right place, where it has room to spread its arching garlands of single bright yellow flowers in late spring. The blooms are small, dainty, and borne close to the brownish red stems and nestle among bright green ferny foliage. The mass of blooms open saucer shaped and have a pleasing scent. One of the earliest of roses to flower, mostly spring and summer flowering but a few blooms may appear later in the year. The bush may become very large, so it will need plenty of room, as pruning it will not only spoil its natural grace, but is also often resented, and can result in die back. The only pruning needed is to remove crossing shoots and old and tired stems.
'Canary Bird' is a healthy rose, but planting in a site exposed to cold winds can harm the tender buds in spring.
AWARDS: Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993.