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White Lightnin' Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8a
Group/Class: Grandiflora Rose
An extraordinary variety producing large, elegant white blooms on an upright, bushy plant that is disease resistant; this selection is perfect for sunny beds and shrub borders; strong citrus fragrance
White Lightnin' Rose features showy fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall.
White Lightnin' Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
White Lightnin' Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
White Lightnin' Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.