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'Westerland' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 128-931
most recent 3 DEC 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 AUG 21 by PepperReed
Anyone have Westerlund in Zone 5-ish (I'm in mid-MI on a sunny open hilltop with fast draining loam)? I want to plant her on the other side of our entrance gate across from Zepherine and wondered how tall she would get here and if there are any cautionary tales about her thorny-ness! I'd like to both 'match' and contrast with ZD, and Westy looks like a nice pink color match with the extra peachy yellow contrast and petal differential. Thoughts from any Westerlund owners? I'm also considering Portlandia for this purpose. Thanks!
Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 SEP 21 by Andrew from Dolton
'Westerland' is moderately armed with largish thorns. In my garden it makes a large bush but I think it would make climber if I grew it with the protection of a warm wall. What you plant next to each other is your personal choice but IMO orange coloured 'Westerland' and vivid pink of 'Zephirine Drouhin' might clash, but they both have wonderful smells.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 DEC 21 by Johno
When visiting Europe I was very surprised to find Westerland only growing to an average size shrub compared to a definite climber at home. On this basis suspect your zone is probably too cool for the rose as a climber. It is important to match your two climbers for their growth outcomes, colour is a personal choice.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 3 DEC 21 by Palustris
I had 'Westerland' in Zone 6 for a couple of years, but it never grew out of the shrub stage and expired one cold winter.
Discussion id : 126-330
most recent 11 MAR 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 MAR 21 by ParisRoseLady
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Discussion id : 120-945
most recent 14 APR 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 APR 20 by newtie
Big stiff canes . vicious thorns. Plant and stand back. A great rose in zone 8b. Very humid summers.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 APR 20 by Jay-Jay
Less suitable as a climber. Best as a free standing shrub.
Discussion id : 107-064
most recent 20 DEC 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 DEC 17 by mamabotanica
Saw a description of Westerland on the regan nursery site that mentioned it's prolific blooms from even the first year. I have mine in a spot in an east facing corner of the garden and wonder if it's not getting enough sun as mine has only made a small show of a couple flowers. It's still in it's first year so maybe I'm being impatient? I figure I'll give any roses 3 years but I had high hopes for the fragrant blooms on this one and so far it's just growing super long tall canes.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 DEC 17 by jedmar
It is actually very prolific - I would give it a year or two. In our garden we have roses which exploded after 7 years!
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