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    Rosa 'John Davis'

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    John Davis Rose (Rosa 'John Davis') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    John Davis Rose flowers

    John Davis Rose flowers

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    John Davis Rose (Rosa 'John Davis') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    John Davis Rose in bloom

    John Davis Rose in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  6 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Group/Class:  Explorer Rose

    Description:

    This exceptional climbing rose is covered in clusters of fragrant double pink flowers all season long, and is resistant to disease; many consider it one of the best covers for arbors and fences; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

    Ornamental Features

    John Davis Rose is smothered in stunning fragrant pink flowers with yellow eyes along the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

    Landscape Attributes

    John Davis Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing 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 is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Disease
    • Spiny

    John Davis Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    John Davis Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This woody vine 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.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Bark 
    Ornamental Features

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