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'Cécile Brunner, Cl.' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 26-062
most recent 5 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 08 by Unregistered Guest
How much should I prune a climbing Cecile Brunner rose?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 MAY 08 by Cass
How much does it need to be pruned? I'm really asking whether the plant is too large for its location or whether you think it needs to be pruned for the health of the plant.

Since it doesn't repeat well, it is best to prune after the spring flush, if you can wait. That way you won't be pruning off this year's bloom. If the rose is too large for it's location and if it is already well-established, you can surely prune it out of the way. I strongly suggest you study the plant and start by removing the oldest, least productive wood. It's tempting to only cut back the vigorous new shoots that are in the way, but that only assures that your rose will eventually be working on ever older and older canes. Take off the oldest, least productive wood first and then shape what remains.

If the plant isn't in the way, the only pruning it really needs is the removal of old, dead or damaged canes. Since a very large rose like this builds on top of itself, that can be a real challenge!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 5 MAY 08 by Unregistered Guest
Thank you so much for your answer--it was very easy to understand, with enough detail so I could figure out how it applies to my rose.

Thanks again!!
Discussion id : 23-453
most recent 9 JAN 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JAN 08 by Unregistered Guest
Does Cecile Brunner bleach out to pure white in full sun, or does it tend to retain it's pink blush? I have a south-facing porch in full sun in Zone 6. Also, is the foliage lush and hardy? Thanks!
Discussion id : 15-883
most recent 9 JAN 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JAN 07 by Waldort
My Cecile Brunner reblooms from early spring to early winter in zone 10. One bloom must be an error, or another type of Brunner!
Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 JAN 07 by Cass
Yes, the climbing Cécile Brunner isn't known to be a great rebloomer. Is your plant the bush form or the climbing form?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 JAN 07 by Waldort
I think it must be the climbing form as it produces long strands, overnight. The blooms come in bursts, as opposed to being constantly in bloom. I believe this is a fairly old rose; it looked like it had been around a while when we bought the house 8 years ago.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 9 JAN 07 by Cass
One nursery claims to have an everblooming clone of Climbing Cecile Brunner. If your plant blooms all the time, people want to grow it!
Discussion id : 13-581
most recent 5 AUG 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 AUG 06 by Jody
Although the site lists this as a once bloomer, my Cl Cecile Brunner  bloomed repeatedly from early May to the end of July. This is in zone 5 and this is a 14yr old rose.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 AUG 06 by Lyn G

There are several clones/forms of 'Cecile Brunner'.  One of the climbers is once blooming while another, more commonly called 'Spray Cecile Brunner' has the repeat blooming gene and will bloom all summer.



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