Burnt Leaves

iawayJune 26, 2009
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allison64(So Cal San Diego 10)

Not enough water would be my guess. It all looks dried out.
Have you sprayed anything on it pesticide wise? Or fertilizer?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 12:04AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Use the "HTML code" rather than the "IMG code" to embed your photos in your message.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 6:31AM
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roseman(Z 8A GA)

Lack of water. In summer heat, every rose in the garden requires at least four inches of water per week to do well. Also, remember to water well and deeply before spraying. Why? Well, because roses stress very easily in heat and when sprayed.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 10:26AM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

I water 1" a week or less.

If you may have overfertilized, flush the soil with several gallons.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 10:52AM
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I haven't used any fertilizer on them, and we have been getting a downpour every week so I have'nt been watering it because of that. The soil is really sandy though, so maybe it does just need to be watered more often. The annuals I have planted around it are just loaded with flowers and the sedum are ok too??

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 12:59PM
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allison64(So Cal San Diego 10)

Maybe that's it. All the water is washing away nutrients needed. Might want remove some of the sandy soil around the rose carefully (the others sound like they are doing great) and replace with compost and potting soil/other amended soil. Watering that in will fertilize. Instead of possibly shocking it with "fertilizer" right now since it is weakened. I think you figured it out!


    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 1:21PM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

Lack of nutrients wouldn't kill the leaves, but in sandy soil you need to be fertilizing regularly. A mixed organic fertilizer would be good, since sandy soils are often deficient in trace and minor elements.

With sandy soil in summer, roses can use water twice a week, 1/2". If you apply a whole inch (the weekly downpour), half of it justs drains past the root zone.

You haven't said whether you've sprayed anything on the foliage. That would be a likely cause of the symptoms.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 1:30PM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

iaway, the pictures show some very unhealthy canes toward the base of the plant. It looks like the main canes are cankered near the graft, so the green canes are under a lot of strain to get what they need. If I am correct about what the pics show I would dig the rose up and replace it. You might need to wait until Spring. I think you will always have a plant that struggles if it does come right out and die on you.

My advice is to wait until Spring top have a nice, healthy areroot plant shipped to you. Where did you purchase yours, and when? Was it bareroot or potted?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 3:42PM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

Oh-- Greenhaven is right. I missed it. Black areas on the canes and cane stubs are dead bark which is unable to transport water and nutrients. Prune down to healthy bark, even if there is nothing left above the graft.

If you do end up giving up on the plant, ask here about a suitable variety to buy for next year. Often garden centers in cold climates sell varieties of climbing roses that are not winter hardy and have no chance to amount to anything there.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 3:58PM
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I purchased my bush at Menards the canes in those packaged canes. I didn't spray anything on them because it was doing so well. They were green when I purchased them and even had new growth started. I don't remember the variety only that it was climbing and fragrant. Thanks for everyone help and if all else fails. I'll try again next spring. I purchased an angel face rose bush (fragrant) Everblooming Floribunda also that I planted in another location that is doing great.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 8:04PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

iaway -- That thing of "new growth" already started is a fooler. That growth is just leaching
stored energy from the canes.
So if/when you buy next year,if you see that sort of growth, remove it. Just snap it off.

And one thing to look for -- when you plant a rose up against the house as yours is, you might not
worry about watering it if you're getting lots of rain.
But if the eaves stick out, and the natural drainage carries water away from the house,
your rose could die of drought in a rainstorm!


    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 10:34PM
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