'Alba Suaveolens' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Alba Suaveolens
White or white blend. Moderate fragrance. Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Glandular sepals buds.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Medium foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 6' to 14' (185 to 425 cm).
USDA zone 3b through 9b. Shade tolerant.
Rosa alba var. suaveolens (Dieck) Rehder. Man. cult. trees, ed.1: 437. 1927
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Suaveolens for northern Sweden.