Sierra Skye Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Easy Elegance Rose
A beautiful and intense rose featuring firey orange-red blooms and a spreading form that will be a focal point in the garden; fits in perfectly with today's urban landscapes; a bold accent plant in borders, foundations, or low hedges along walkways
Sierra Skye Rose features showy lightly-scented scarlet recurved flowers with orange overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges dark red in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Sierra Skye 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 is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sierra Skye Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Sierra Skye Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 30 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.