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Definition of shrub rose

Categorized under "Roses"

Definition as written by dovey:

A class for all those roses which don't fit into any other class.

Types of roses subclassed as shrub roses are the hybrid musks, hybrid rugosas, and modern hybrids of species roses.

The "unclassifiable" shrub class includes diverse habits, sizes, and flower forms. Shrub roses can be upright bushes, loose, mounding shrubs and can often be trained as climbers.

Some of the more modern shrub roses include Kordesii shrubs, groundcover Meidiland, the Knockout series and English roses. They are particularly useful mixed with herbaceous plants in boarders and mixed beds.

Definition as written by Steve812:

Shrub describes the shape or habit of the full grown plant. In contrast to hybrid tea and grandiflora roses which tend to make long canes, not to branch very much, and not to branch out very widely, shrub roses tend to branch much and are frequently as wide as or wider than they are tall.

Modern Shrub is an official ARS class for shrub-like roses that do not fit into other classes.

Thus, hybrid rugosas, hybrid musks, and modern shrub roses can all be examples of shrub roses. In fact, many good floribundas might be described as shrubs as well.

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