Rosa - Shrub Rose
Shrub roses are a diverse group of roses known for their robustness and low maintenance requirements. Most roses result from crossing old-rose types with modern roses. They include a rich variety of roses in size, color, growth habit, and fragrance.
Size: Shrub roses exhibit varied growth habits, with some being compact and others spreading or growing into large specimens. Sizes can range from 1 to 6 feet in height and width (0.3 to 1.8 meters), with some of the larger species and hybrids growing taller with age.
Flowers: The flowers can be simple with five petals or highly double with numerous petals, often borne singly or in clusters. The color palette is vast, with roses available in all colors except blue and black.
Bloom time: Most bloom in late spring to early summer, although many modern hybrids are repeat bloomers, providing color throughout the growing season.
Hardiness: Shrub roses are hardy, typically thriving in USDA zones 5-10.
Uses: Shrub roses are used extensively in landscaping for their durability, ease of care, and season-long interest. They are perfect for screens, hedges, beds and borders and as specimen plants. Their flowers attract pollinators, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.