'Macartney Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
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White, near white or white blend Species.Exhibition name: R. bracteata
White. Strong, unpleasant fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing. Glossy foliage.
Height of up to 8' (up to 245 cm). Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
USDA zone 7a through 11. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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R. bracteata J.C.Wendl (1798). Section Bracteatae. According to Japanese research, this rose was introduced to Japan from Luzon Island, the Philippines, in 1828.
Not consistently hardy below Zone 7 in the USA.
In Victoria BC Canada this rose starts flowering late but then blooms continuously till the first frost (November)
Distinct woolly round hips (see description by Lindley 1820).