"Lijiang Road Climber" rose Description
Photo courtesy of gerald.luckhurst
Found Rose, Hybrid Gigantea, Tea, Cl..
Pink blend. Moderate, apricot or peach, tea fragrance. Large, semi-double to double bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Height of 16' 5" (500 cm). Width of 9' 10" (300 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 11. Prefers warmer sites. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .
Lijiang Rose was brought from China to Walter Branchi by Gianlupo Osti. This rose is a climber with large flowers that are pink shaded with apricot and bronze.
Probably a hybrid between R.gigantea and cultivated R x odorata. Per Phillips & Rix. The Japanese "Encyclopedia of Roses" ascribes this to Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix.
Guolang Wong has identified a plant of "Lijang Rose" in an Italian garden as Rosa odorata var. erubescens.
According to Girija and Viru Viraraghavan, in India, Lijiang Rose can repeat bloom when conditions are right for the rose. See MEMBER COMMENTS.
Commences blooming in early spring