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PlantFiles: Hybrid Banksia, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler Rose
Rosa banksiae 'Purezza'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: banksiae (BANGK-see-ay) (Info)
Cultivar: Purezza
Additional cultivar information: (aka Banksia The Purezza, Rosa banksiae Purezza, The Pearl)
Hybridized by Mansuino (Italy); Year of Registration or Introduction: 1960

Synonym:Rosa banksia

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Modern Climber

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Trained to climb
Trained on pillar
Trained as rambler

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CREWSWHICKER On Oct 28, 2011, CREWSWHICKER from Winston Salem, NC wrote:

Mine has about 3 flushes a year. Definitely a rebloomer. My clone is from Italy, in case that matters :)

Positive jonathon32 On Jul 3, 2011, jonathon32 from Glendale, AZ wrote:

I bought this particuliar rose due to its drought resistant conditions. After planting there was some die-off, however it is beginning to grow new leaves, even in the summer of heat of PHX.

Positive saltcedar On Nov 2, 2009, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Disease free like it's parent without being the "Rose that Ate the South".
About 15Ft at maturity and can be kept 1/3rd. that height.
Reliably thornless unlike some R.banksiae clones. Light fragrance.
Reliably re-blooms in Autumn. Blooms well in bright shade.
Drought tolerant and seems not to need feeding to remain vigorous.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Tolleson, Arizona
Searcy, Arkansas
Bonsall, California
Simi Valley, California
Lake City, Florida
Buford, Georgia
Patterson, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Lafayette, Louisiana
Dundalk, Maryland
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Newport, North Carolina
Richlands, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Canyon Lake, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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