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rosa Madame Alfred Carriere clg


  • White / Blush Pink Double/Full Bloom
  • Excellent repeat flowering. Almost thornless.
  • There are few white climbing roses to rival ‘Mme. Alfred Carrière’ in performance.
  • It bears large, cupped, creamy white blooms tinged with pink,
  • a sweet tea rose fragrance.
  • The flowers have a rather informal shape.
  • In December and January:a magnificent display of blooms and continues to flower with great regularity until late in the season.
  • a healthy, reliable and hardy climber with plentiful foliage.
  • growth is very strong and upright. 20ft.
  • David Austin Recommended Variety
  • Tall Climber. Bred By Schwartz

Formative training and pruning of young climbing roses:

  • Climbing roses are not self-clinging and need supports of trellis or horizontal wires to which the shoots can be tied.
  • Set the lowest wire 45cm (18in) off the ground and space subsequent wires 30cm (1ft) apart
  • If training roses up pillars, arches or pergolas, twist the main shoots gently around the uprights, keeping them as horizontal as possible, to encourage flowering shoots to form low down
  • If main stems are slow to branch, tip-prune them to the first strong bud to encourage side shoots, otherwise leave them to fill the available space
  • Remove dead, damaged, diseased or spindly growth, and deadhead during the flowering season to encourage further flowering

Routine pruning of climbing roses:

  • First remove dead, diseased or dying branches
  • Then tie in any new shoots needed to fill supports
  • Prune any flowered side shoots back by two thirds of their length
  • If the plant is heavily congested, cut out any really old branches from the base to promote new growth

Renovating overgrown climbing roses:

  • Remove all dead, diseased, dying and weak shoots
  • Cut some of the old woody branches to the ground, retaining a maximum of six young, vigorous stems that can be secured to supports
  • Saw away any dead stumps at the base of the plant, where rain can collect and encourage rot
  • Shorten side shoots on the remaining branches and prune back the tips by one third to one half, to encourage branching
  • Give pruned plants a boost in the following spring by spreading a granular rose fertiliser over the soil and mulch them with a 5cm (2in) layer of garden compost or well rotted manure

This planting has been archived (Other).


Latest Milestone Reviewed

Quantity: 1

Plant Rose Rosa 3334


Care Instructions

Look to ensure a distance 3.96 feet (1.22 metres) between seeds when sowing - cover at a depth of at least 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep if you are going to sow this directly in the garden.

Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriere' can grow to a height of approximately 6.50 feet (that's 2.00 metres in metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (10) is not within the ideal known range for Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriere'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 9. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.

Ensure your soil has a ph of between 4.5 and 8.0 as Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriere' is a acidic to alkaline soil loving plant.

More information about rosa Madame Alfred Carriere clg is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All rosa Madame Alfred Carriere clg Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 26 Oct 2018

    Reviewed day 7239

    Dead, due to damage by Robin standing on base.

    0 stars

  • 06 Jan 2018

    Blooming day 6946

  • 20 Dec 2017

    Growing day 6929

  • 03 Sep 2016

    Blooming day 6456

    First bloom.

  • 26 Dec 2015

    Pruning day 6204


  • 09 Dec 2015

    Blooming day 6187

  • 29 Oct 2015

    Fertilising day 6146

    Sudden Impact

  • 16 Oct 2015

    Blooming day 6133

  • 11 Oct 2015

    Blooming day 6128

    Left un pruned – mass of blooms and strong growth.

  • 30 Dec 2014

    Blooming day 5843

  • 07 Dec 2014

    Blooming day 5820

  • 06 Dec 2014

    Fertilising day 5819

    Sudden Impact

  • 22 Nov 2014

    Sprouting day 5805

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Pruning day 5783


  • 22 Oct 2014

    Blooming day 5774

    Is looking good on the chains. Hope the split does not kill it.

  • 17 Oct 2014

    Growing day 5769

    One huge branch broken off by JSG, and split in other branch near base.

  • 24 Sep 2014

    Fertilising day 5746

  • 15 Sep 2014

    Pruning day 5737

    JSG Attached to fence, ivy removed.

  • 13 Jun 2014

    Blooming day 5643

    one spot bloom.

  • 31 Dec 1998

    Established day 0


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