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Care of the plant Rosa banksiae or Lady Banks' rose.

Care of the climbing plant Rosa banksiae or Lady Banks' rose

The genus Rosa, family Rosaceae, comprises 100 species of thorny shrubs native to Asia. Some species are: Rosa banksiae, Rosa damascena, Rosa canina, Rosa moschata, Rosa gallica, Rosa californica, Rosa wichuraiana.

Common names: Lady Banks' rose, Banks' rose. This species is native to China.

They are climbing plants of easy cultivation that reach 6 meters (13.12 feet) in height; they have fine stems with very few thorns. The leaves are evergreen, shiny, lanceolate in shape and with a serrated margin. The flowers measure 4 cm (1.57"), can be white or yellow and single or double (depending on the variety) and produce a slight aroma. They bloom during the spring.

They are used to cover walls and columns and in pots for patios and terraces. They need supports to climb.

Rosa banksiae needs full sun or light shade exposure (if the summer is very hot). They resist frost well.

The soil should be well drained and rich and chalky.

Water moderately every 2 weeks waiting for the substrate to be dry for at least 2 days before watering.

Fertilize with manure every 2 years in the fall.

It must be taken into account that the branches that bloom do not do so again; prune them once the flowering season is over.

They are plants prone to aphids attack; they can be attacked by fungi if there is too much humidity.

They are propagated from woody cuttings in the fall.

Images of the climbing plant Rosa banksiae or Lady Banks' rose

Rosa banksiae
Rosa banksiae
Rosa banksiae
Rosa banksiae
Rosa banksiae