Different Types of Roses-Shrub Roses
Of all the rose types, the Shrub Rose is somewhat confusing because a rose, any rose in fact, is actually a shrub. Most varieties of roses can be considered shrub roses including hybrids, modern roses, old garden roses, and even miniature roses.In appearance this type of rose looks like a type of shrub, hence its name. The types of roses known as shrub roses are ideal for most parts of your garden.
Shrub roses can be used as a screen or hedge plant for privacy, as a border, in the background, and any other way you can think to use this bountiful bush. The blooms are not really scented but are available in a range of colors. Pink, red, white, and yellow are all common colors for a shrub rose’s abundant and vibrant flowers.
Unlike many other types of roses, Shrub Roses are perfect for planting anywhere. They’re “plant-friendly” and can mingle into any mixed assortment of flowers. In addition, Shrub Roses are very winter-hardy and they have excellent disease tolerance. These round easily-maintained bushes are not typically considered a “small” plant. Several types of shrub roses can exceed six feet in height. If desired, Shrub Roses can be trained to grow like hedges.
The modern shrub rose types are smaller than their ancestors. Several modern shrub rose types have been popularized in recent years. Different types of ground cover rose types such as Cliffs of Dover, Flower Carpet and Jeepers Creepers have been a treasure for homeowners with sloped or uneven lawns. They also grow wonderfully in hanging baskets and containers. Regardless which of the different types of shrub roses you choose, Shrub Roses can be a wonderful feature at the entrance to your garden or home.
If you purchase your shrub from a nursery, you’ll want to dig a hole that is double the width and length of the pot that contains your shrub. Use a sharp instrument to cut the plastic pot away. Disturb the root ball as little as possible. Once you have the plant free from its container, place it in the hole. Fill in the remaining space with loose soil and soak the plant with water. Make sure the plant is in a very sunny location. Generally speaking, Shrub Roses require a minimum of eight hours of full sun on a daily basis. The direct light combined with moist soil will ensure maximum flower production.
Fortunately, Shrub Roses require very little maintenance. The soil should always be moist. If you live in a climate that receives very little rain during the summer months, you’ll want to water these types of roses twice a week. If you’re looking for gorgeous results and optimal growth, fertilize your roses in the spring and fall with organic fertilizers. Pruning these rose types is does not really happen it is just a matter of a general tidying up. Shrub roses will release their own dead foliage, creating a neat appearance through every season. Some of the prettiest roses are ‘ever blooming.’ Purchase this type of shrub if you’re looking to purchase a recurrent bloomer that will profusely bloom several times annually.
Before you plant another green shrub, consider planting some different types of Roses instead. The biggest problem you will have with these types of roses are picking from the wide range of rose types available!