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Winter Sunset Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
A stunning rose variety displaying lovely buttery-yellow and peachy-orange blooms; new foliage is dark red to burgundy changing to dark green and glossy, which creates dazzling background contrast; exceptional as a garden focal point
Winter Sunset Rose features showy fragrant gold flowers with buttery yellow overtones and peach streaks at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges dark red in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Winter Sunset Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Winter Sunset Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Winter Sunset Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.