Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

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Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

Postby beginnergardener » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Is there a good climbing rose that creates a thick screen above the fence it is climbing on and is also evergreen in the Adelaide climate?

Or another plant that can grow in combination with a rose to achieve this effect?
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose?

Postby greg.l » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:26 am

Banksia rose (Rosa banksiae) is an evergreen thornless rose. It comes in white and yellow, the double white variety is very fragrant but prone to thrips. Roses generally don't like competition from other climbers, better to grow them alone. Kathleen Harrop is fairly evergreen and repeats, a very pretty pink climber.
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose?

Postby beginnergardener » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Thanks, actually I thought one with thorns would be preferable.
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose?

Postby beginnergardener » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:58 am

Thanks for the suggestion I got some Banksia roses from Garden Express, both colours they should look really good.

For the front where there is going to be a gate entry I thought one with thorns would be good to deter intruders etc.

Any ideas for a good evergreen climbing rose with thorns?

I want white or yellow flowers, rather than pink.
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

Postby greg.l » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:23 pm

There is a very vigorous, thorny rose called silver moon which is semi-evergreen. The thorns are quite vicious, the flowers are large single white, in spring.
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

Postby beginnergardener » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:52 pm

Thanks I wrote it down, how long would you expect it to loose it's leaves for in winter in SA?
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

Postby greg.l » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:35 am

It doesn't lose all it's leaves, only some. I live in a very frosty place and mine keeps enough leaves to still be a good screen. In SA it would probably keep most of it's leaves through winter.
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

Postby greg.l » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:21 pm

When I googled I saw there is a rose called "smooth silver moon" sold by garden express. This is a different rose, the old silver moon is a R. laevigata cultivar, not at all smooth.
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Re: Climbing, screening, evergreen rose (with thorns)?

Postby beginnergardener » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:23 pm

I will have to make an order later in the year when more things are in stock, just at the hardware store though I was looking and they only had 'Blue Moon' is it similar to the silver moon or completely different?
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