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John Cabot Rose

Rosa 'John Cabot'

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John Cabot Rose (Rosa 'John Cabot') at Green Haven Garden Centre

John Cabot Rose flowers

John Cabot Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

John Cabot Rose (Rosa 'John Cabot') at Green Haven Garden Centre

John Cabot Rose in bloom

John Cabot Rose in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Explorer Rose

Description:

One of the hardiest climbers, this vigorous rose featuring fragrant double rosy red flowers in early summer and through into fall, and is resistant to disease; a wonderful selection for trailing over arbors and fences; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

John Cabot Rose is draped in stunning fragrant fuchsia flowers with hot pink overtones and yellow eyes along the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy orange hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

John Cabot Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing 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 woody vine 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;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

John Cabot Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

John Cabot Rose will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine 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.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features