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What's the difference between shrub roses and bush roses? celticjanis, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare Posted: 08/01/2018

Rose bushes or bedding roses are highly bred varieties, including large-flowered and cluster-flowered kinds, and grafted onto a wild rose rootstock. They are pruned hard to keep them flowering well at a relatively low height.

Shrubs roses are generally bigger, often original species, such as Rosa rugosa or still fairly close, such as Rosa xanthina 'Canary Bird'. Some are grown from seed, cuttings and some by grafting. Shrub roses are generally larger, grown singly, looser is habit and more natural in appearance, not pruned as hard or at all if not needed.

 

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