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Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (Ra/d)
  • RHS AGM

double yellow banksia rose

'Lutea' is a large and vigorous, early flowering, thornless semi-evergreen rambler with small, smooth-edged leaves and large clusters of pale yellow, rosette-like double flowers 2cm in width in late spring

Other common names
yellow banksia rose
yellow Banksian rose
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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Genus

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

Accepted

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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Vigorous rambler rose ideally trained on a sheltered wall or fence in full sun with moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Protect from frost and cold drying winds for best results. See rose cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Any pruning carried out on this early-flowering, semi-evergreen rambler should be done immediately after flowering is finished in the spring. Alternatively, prune spent wood or renovate as per pruning group 18 (roses)

Pests

Aphids, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Deer and rabbits can cause damage

Diseases

May be affected by black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews, and a downy mildew

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