Question on climbing rose

annie60004May 22, 2014

I recently planted a white climbing rose. I've noticed the stem closest to the ground looks dark brown while higher the stem looks a lighter shade. There seems to be growth on it that is green. Is this normal growth? Also how do you train a climbing rose?

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jasminerose4u, California(9b)

I'll let someone with more experience answer your question regarding the growth, but here is a link to a great video by Paul Zimmerman on how to train a rose onto a trellis. He also has a good video on how to prune a climbing rose.

I'm expecting two new climbing roses myself soon, so I'll be re-watching those videos. Enjoy those roses!

Here is a link that might be useful: Training climbing rose-Paul Zimmerman

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 8:53PM
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seil zone 6b MI

On most all roses as the wood ages it will get a darker bark like look to it. The older the cane the dark it will be. Those dark canes on yours are probably the oldest ones. As long as there is growth coming out of the cane at some point it's still alive and healthy. If growth further up starts to die off then there is a problem.

Paul's videos are wonderful so check them all out!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 7:42PM
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jasminerose4u, California(9b)

I love how funny Paul is. When he jumped to smell those roses. LOL!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 11:53PM
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