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'Munstead Wood ®' rose Description
'Munstead Wood ®' rose photo
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Dark red Shrub.
Registration name: AUSbernard
Exhibition name: Munstead Wood ®
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1999).
Introduced in United Kingdom by David Austin Roses Limited (UK) in 2007 as 'Munstead Wood'.
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2010 as 'Munstead Wood'.
Shrub.   (Series: English Rose Collection)  
Dark red.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  70 to 75 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular, old-fashioned, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, spreading.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  5 leaflets.  

Height: up to 35" (up to 90cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  
Australia - Patent  on  29 Oct 2010
Application No: 2010/074  on  7 Apr 2010   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘AUSbernard’ is the resultant seedling from a cross of two separate unnamed seedlings selected from the breeding facility of David Austin Roses in 1999. This seedling was first selected in July 2000 from which bud eyes were grafted onto Rosa laxa. Further selections took place in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 with each selection trial material being taken from the preceding trial, and with each selection trial increasing the volume of plants up to 5,000 in 2006 prior to commercialisation in 2007. Through this period all subsequent generations proved stable with no off types observed
New Zealand - Patent No: 30994  on  13 Jan 2014
Application No: ROS980  on  24 Jan 2012
United Kingdom - Patent No: 8058  on  19 Mar 2009
AUSBERNARD (s) MUNSTEAD WOOD 19-MAR-09 8058 25 years
announced in ISSN 1755–912X
Plant varieties and seeds gazette
Special Edition of Plant Breeders’ Rights and the UK National Lists
Number 554, p C21
United States - Patent No: PP 19,876  on  31 Mar 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/001,153  on  10 Dec 2007
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of shrub rose plant named `AUSbernard`, which was originated by crossing two unnamed, unpatented varieties of Rosa hybrida.
Munstead Wood is a house (1897) and garden (from 1883) built by Gertrude Jekyll in Busbridge, Goldalming, Surrey, until her death in 1932.