standard rose tree

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denis galavan asked 13 years ago
I bought some standard roses and my question is will i get any growth from the stems?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Standard roses are grafted onto a rootstock stem at about 1,2 metres, you can see the knobbly union of the top and rootstcok, the idea being to have the flowering head raised off the ground to where is can be seen.

Ideally, you don’t want any growth from the stems and if you allow it to develop, it will be growth growth the rootstock not the flowering head of the plant.