Rosa 'Albéric Barbier' (Ra)
rose 'Albéric Barbier'
A strong-growing rambling rose to 5m, with glossy, bright green foliage and clusters of slightly scented, fully double, creamy-white flowers flushed yellow in bud I midsummer.
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.
- Name status
- Horticultural Group
- Rambler roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching, thorny or smooth stems carrying glossy foliage and large sprays of small, single or double, often fragrant flowers in early summer
How to grow
Grow on a wall or fence in an open site with full sun and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerates poor soils, some shade and can succeed on north facing walls and growing into trees
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 18 (roses)
May be susceptible to rose black spot, rose rust, replant disease, rose dieback, and rose powdery mildews. May also be susceptible to disorders rose blindness and flower balling and sometimes honey fungus
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