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Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Bloom Color: White (w)
Bloom Shape: Tea shaped
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Bush Can be trained as a standard or tree form
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding
On May 30, 2004, bcostin from Westminster, MD wrote:
I moved into my home 3 years ago. One of the many nice features of the yard is a huge Pascali tree rose, approximately ten feet tall and six feet around. It's really lovely, with hundreds of pinkish-white flowers that leave a carpet of petals on the grass underneath.
For many years the rose recieved only minimal care from the elderly owner and a helpful neighbor, but it seems to be doing just fine. I'm no rose expert, so I've only done mild yearly prunings and reenforced the metal and wood support that the previous owner devised. I was worried that our recent harsh winters might cause some damage, but it's as prolific this year as it ever was.
The previous owners saved the original tag from this plant showing the date when it was planted: May 12, 1973. That makes it just two years younger than me, and a whole lot prettier. The price was $4.25. I'd say they got their money's worth.