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'Golden Celebration ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-297
most recent 9 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JUN 16 by Kit
In my USDA zone 10a Sunset zone 20 garden Golden Celebration, as a freestanding shrub, is about 20' wide by 12' tall growing in partial shade. Reliably fragrant, heavy first and last flushes but reasonably floriferous throughout the year. I'd recommend it to anyone on the west coast looking for a large deep-butter yellow rose for the garden, p'raps not as a cutter though.

Most leaves from the first flush of the year are senile by June and for the plant to look good need to be plucked.

Flowers are produced from late February till early January, last flush of growth comes in around the winter solstice and blooms in early January just as our summer type weather abruptly ends.

If left in an unattended area of the garden with lower branches unpruned this rose will tip-root and produce very vigorous shoots, to 4' first spring, so you may find it suddenly crowding something it was twenty feet from last year. If you want more shrubs keep an eye out so you can move these while still small (the heat makes it advisable not to transplant here tween July and November unless you pluck off all leaves and keep a hawk-eye on hydration.

Large specimens hold up to sun better than many Austins, but no Austin in my climate has a leaf that can hold up more than five months. If anyone can gainsay that, let us know!
Discussion id : 33-748
most recent 22 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 7 FEB 09 by Unregistered Guest
I love this rose, but am frustrated by the weak stems. Is there a way to improve this?
Reply #1 of 6 posted 24 APR 11 by anonymous-614637
I don't know what zone you're in - but I'd say just let it get to be a large shrub of at least 4.5 -5 feet tall. Then the blooms will face outward and be visible. What is frustrating in a small plant is nice in a large shrub.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 22 JUL 15 by Nastarana
In a warm climate, GC can make a spectacular, freestanding shrub. The long flexible canes grow up about 6' high and then out to make a large umbrella shape with the largest canes trailing on the ground. The huge blooms appear along the crest and ends of the long canes, at about eye level and below. Bright sun will slightly fade the color to a soft old gold hue. The hips look like green crabapples.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 5 OCT 13 by Anita silicon valley
I have Gentle Hermoine which had weak stems so I cut up a banana peel and put the pieces a little under the surface as you would do for other roses with weak stems and it fixed it so I suggest you try it with your David Austin rose.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 20 JUL 15 by boopie
under what surface... the dirt...???
Reply #4 of 6 posted 20 JUL 15 by Anita silicon valley
Yes, I mixed into the top of the dirt.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 21 JUL 15 by boopie
Banana peels, I never knew! Thanks!
Discussion id : 74-735
most recent 20 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 OCT 13 by RosalieNZ
Beautiful rose, wonderful scent and the colour is a really lovely shade. The petals have a very faint blush of reddish-pink on them so the overall effect is of a warm apricot yellow. Yellow roses can sometimes be hard to place in a garden because of their brightness, but the soft but rich colour of this one means that the rose blends very well with creams, apricots and scarlets.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 JUL 15 by boopie
thanks, great description, it helps me plan:)
Discussion id : 75-618
most recent 19 DEC 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 DEC 13 by rose88
I have 'Golden Celebration
(climber type)

It blooms only once in the spring and not returns:-((((
I need to pruning?

you have the same problem?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 DEC 13 by Patricia Routley
Just tip prune out any flowered wood, and cut out any dead wood right to the base. Next spring the bush itself will tell you if this was the right approach.
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