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'Burr Rose' Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 24-241
most recent 11 APR 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 FEB 08 by Chris
the pictures shown here show both a double rose and chestnuts. i thought that only the single variety made chestnuts. could someone enlighten me? chris in ct.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 FEB 08 by Cass
chrisj, I doubt what you heard is true. The double form of Rosa roxburghii was introduced to Europe around 1823, 85 years before the single form was found in the wild and documented by E. H. Wilson. It acquired the name "Chestnut Rose" long before that.

It does take a several years to mature enough to bloom, as the comments here mention.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 11 APR 08 by Chris
thank you. i was misled. chris.
Discussion id : 20-194
most recent 5 JUL 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 JUL 07 by CW
Found this rose at Ramsey House Plantation near Knoxville. According to the docent there, the rose I took cuttings from was the original planted in the 1820s. It grows well and seems to tolerate some shade, but did not bloom for 3 years! - Rosa Roxburghii, Chestnut Rose
Discussion id : 360
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
I have a Chestnut Rose that I purchased as a very small plant (3 or 4 inch pot) on its own roots three years ago. The bush is now at least 6 feet high and almost as wide. It has NEVER had a single bloom! What could be the problem?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 FEB 04 by Clara
There's a quote from Peter Beales on page for this rose in which he says it's a bit shy of bloom. There are a couple of things that might be happening that could cause this. If the rose has been pruned or trimmed by, say, deer, whatever blooming wood you had might have been cut off. It was a tiny plant when you got it three years ago and even though it's pretty big now, it's still pretty young.
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