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Banksia rose

Rosa banksiae

Lady Banks' rose, Banks' rose (Eng.) , Banksiaroos (Afr.)

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!

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Cut flowering branches throughout spring.

Propagation

Cuttings
Root greenwood cuttings, using the tip of a shoot dipped in rooting hormone, in spring or autumn.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attract bees
Hedge plant
With rambling growth cover hedges and walls very quickly.

Geography

Origin
Asia, China, provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Yunnan, at altitudes of 500–2,200 m.
Natural climate
Cold interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White and yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

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.
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

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