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Rosa xanthina 'Canary Bird'

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Zara Napier, copyright GAP Photos (55768)

Plant details

This is one of the most popular early roses, often in flower towards the end of April in a warm sunny position, and a fine choice where there is space. The stems arch elegantly and make a good informal hedge, trimmed after flowering and, when grafted, the variety also makes an excellent weeping standard. The vivid, single, yellow blooms, with their darker conspicuous stamens, are classic in shape and last for about a month, after which the bushes still look attractive with their fine shapely foliage. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Species: xanthina

Cultivar: Canary Bird

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 400cm


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