Snowdrift Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Easy Elegance Rose
A stately shrub with a habit that is upright and uniform perfect for hedging; blooms are plentiful and a beautiful soft white with a hint of apricot in the center when they open; disease resistant and hardy, this cultivar is easy to care for
Snowdrift Rose is blanketed in stunning fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from early to late fall.
Snowdrift Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Snowdrift Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Snowdrift Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.