Milwaukee's Calatrava Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Admire this rose with eyes and nose alike; beautiful pure white double blooms that may exhibit a flush of light pink in cooler weather, and an intoxicating fragrance; good disease resistance; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Milwaukee's Calatrava Rose features showy fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid 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 color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Milwaukee's Calatrava 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;
Milwaukee's Calatrava Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Milwaukee's Calatrava Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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 medium 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.