White and yellow forms are available. A heavy, quick growing shrub that needs strong support and enjoys growing into large trees. Becomes covered in masses of tiny, rose-like flowers in mid-spring. Enjoy the spectacular display while it lasts!
Cut flowering branches throughout spring.
Root greenwood cuttings, using the tip of a shoot dipped in rooting hormone, in spring or autumn.
Attracts useful insects
With rambling growth cover hedges and walls very quickly.
Asia, China, provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Yunnan, at altitudes of 500–2,200 m.
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
White and yellow
Aphids, rose leafhopper, red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits can cause damage. May be affected by black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews, and a downy mildew.