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Robin Hood Rose

Rosa 'Robin Hood'

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Robin Hood Rose (Rosa 'Robin Hood') at Satellite Garden Centre

Robin Hood Rose flowers

Robin Hood Rose flowers

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Mediterranean Musk Rose

Group/Class:  Hybrid Musk Rose

Description:

This variety is exceptional as a large mounded shrub but branches are long enough to train on a wall or trellis; clusters of rose colored blooms with white centers are visually stunning in the garden

Ornamental Features

Robin Hood Rose features showy clusters of rose flowers with gold eyes and a white ring at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid 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 fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Robin Hood Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care 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;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Robin Hood Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Robin Hood Rose will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. 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.

 
 
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