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Champlain Shrub Rose

Rosa 'Champlain'

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Champlain Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Champlain') at Gertens

Champlain Shrub Rose flowers

Champlain Shrub Rose flowers

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Champlain Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Champlain') at Gertens

Champlain Shrub Rose in bloom

Champlain Shrub Rose in bloom

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Explorer Rose

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

This popular Explorer series rose features clusters of beautiful double true-red flowers all season long; bushy, upright habit, durable and resistant to disease, a top notch garden beauty; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Champlain Shrub Rose features showy lightly-scented red flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy tomato-orange hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Champlain Shrub 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;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Champlain Shrub Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Champlain Shrub Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast 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.

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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features