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'William P.J. McCarthy' rose Description
'William P.J. McCarthy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of CCampbell
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HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Jalwilliam
Exhibition name: William P.J. McCarthy
Bred by Brad Jalbert (Canada, before 2006).
Introduced in Canada by Select Roses in 2006 as 'William P.J. McCarthy'.
Introduced in Canada by Pickering Nurseries, Inc. in 2010 as 'William McCarthy'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Amoré Roses in 2016 as 'William McCarthy'.
Pink to mauve.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, hedge, shrub or specimen.  Hardy.  can be grown as a shrub.  drought resistant.  flowers drop off cleanly.  prefers cool sites..  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Breeder's notes:
Named after a prominent Canadian rose grower, master gardener, rose judge and business man.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Proven crown hardy to zone 4 own-root
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