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Two Centuries of the Rose in California
(1977)  Page(s) 27.  
 
...there was a 'Beauty of Glazenwood' near Los Angeles that climbed ip an 80-ft. eucalyptus. In Redlands there was a 'Gold of Ophir' hedge a mile long, completely encircling a 20-acre vineyard, all from a single plant.
 
(1977)  Page(s) 27.  
 
... in Pasadena [California], Douglas Coolidge, developed the 'IXL' stock for tree roses... just before World War I...
(1977)  Page(s) 27.  
 
There was one tree rose in the San Gabriel Valley, a 'Lamarque' variety, with a trunk 15 inches thick and a crown 20 feet high. It was said to have as many as 180,000 blooms at one time.
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