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Rose 'A Shropshire Lad'   

East side west arch of westerly arch.

David Austin rose introduced 1977, part of the Leander group of roses – Large apricot-pink blooms, cupped flowers opening to rosettes, 90 petals, repeat flowering on new wood. Strong arching growth. Fruity fragrance. exceptionally healthy. 5×4ft, reliably winter hardy to Z5 if grown as a shrub, Z6 up can be grown as a climber.
NB USDA gives 5a as -28.8C, 5b -26.1C; 6a -23.3C; 6b -20.5C which actually bumps the garden into 6b. Maybe.

This was grown by a Texas nursery, bought through Botanus, arrived with quite a lot of bark and pruning damage although a main stem, which had split, was jammed against another (unfortunately I had already pruned this before I started photographing). Some roots had mould on them. I would not have bought it from a nursery. I am assured by Wendy at Botanus that they are extremely vigorous, that they have almost no deaths or replacements, and that they had run out for this year. My concern is that this damage leaves it open to infestation of fungi etc. I pruned the worst of the damage.

Very slow to start growing; first bloomed first week August 2010

This planting has been archived (Died).

Purchased from Botanus

Latest Milestone Dying

Quantity: 1

Plant Rose Rosa 3334


Care Instructions

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet in imperial).

Your garden has partial sun light which is ideal for Rose 'A Shropshire Lad'.

Your garden has combination soil: planting in loam soil will ensure your plant thrives.

Remember to water moderately.

Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 6.5 as Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' likes to be in acidic soil.

More information about Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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