need tall, upright (skinny!) bushes to form a screen

ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)March 27, 2012

(cross posted in antique forum)

i mainly grow antiques and english, but am sure there are some must haves over in this forum that i am unaware of!

looking for tall (up to 8 to 10 feet) YET narrow girth (four foot diameter at most?) roses that i can build a screen in an east facing full sun irrigated bed.

i have queen elizabeth and could move her. and some english options (molineux, graham thomas)

what, in a broader scope than just antiques, could you recommend.

colors are flexible (prefer NOT too orange) but most others are fine, pluses are 'it cuts well', 'scent' and of course, 'beauty'.

thanks so much, anxious to explore beyond my antiques!!

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JessicaBe(5-6 Central Ohio)
    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 10:57AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

I would put up a trellis and put a climber or two instead. The trellis would give you a bit of screening in winter as well.

Also think about defoliation--are you going to spray fungicides to keep the foliage on them in the blackspot season?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 11:57AM
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JessicaBe(5-6 Central Ohio)

Whooo yea trellis!! I should do that.... I have double windows that get all day sun and our house really isn't insulated right so it gets hot in here....

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 1:42PM
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nippstress - zone 5 Nebraska

Once you said tall, upright, and skinny, what immediately came to mind is Queen of Sweden, a pink Austin. Even in my zone 5 garden, she's easily 6-8 feet tall and no more than 2 feet wide. She's a decent rebloomer, and I'm sure in your Texas yard she'd be closer to the 8-10 feet you're looking for. That's an option if you decide not to go the route of a trellis.


    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 3:32PM
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blendguy(Oxford, England)

I was going to recommend Queen of Sweden as well, but didn't realise it could get that tall. If so, it sounds perfect.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 3:59PM
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Campanula UK Z8

might be a huge ask but if you can grow bourbons, then the lovely duo of Mme Pierre Oger and Reine Victora might be brilliant - their china parentage has given them an open airy, slender and upright growth habit - they also look delightful paired. But, bourbons........weeeelll.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 4:58PM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

Im not opposed to anything! I love bourbons! Sounds like queen of Sweden, which is available in Tyler. Exploring some hybrid teas too. Great search site Jessica. Thx all. Keep em coming! :)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 11:20PM
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JessicaBe(5-6 Central Ohio)

Your welcome :)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 3:58PM
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