John Cabot Climbing Rose
One of the hardiest climbers, this vigorous rose featuring lightly fragrant double rosy red flowers in early summer the first killing frost in the fall. An excellent choice for arbours, trellis' and fences!
John Cabot Blossom
John Cabot Blossom
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Botanical (latin) name: Rosa x 'John Cabot'
Zone 2
Height 10ft (3m) Spread 4ft (1.5m)
summer leaf colour - glossy dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow/orange
fruit - 1cm (1/2inch) orange/red bark - brown thorny
Blossums- cherry red reblooming Fragrance - subtle
Habit - upright climbing Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Climbing rose for trellis', fences, arbours

Description:
The John Cabot Rose is draped in stunning fragrant fuchsia flowers with hot pink overtones and yellow eyes afrom late spring to to the first killing frost. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season turn yellowing in the fall. The fruits are orange hips displayed from late fall into the winter.

This Climbing Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an arching and sprawling habit of growth, and can be trained to climb up suitable landscape structures. 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 moderate maintenance rose that will require regular care and upkeep. Removing the spent roses (dead-heading) before they form rose hips will ensure continued reblooming throughout the summer. Shaping the bush is best accomplished in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.

John Cabot Rose will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 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 climbing 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.

Fascinating Foliage Facts

The John Cabot Rose is part of the Explorer series of roses. a set of rose varieties specially developed to survive the Canadian winters by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Morden Research Station in Manitoba. They are exceptional for their hardiness in Canada. They require minimal care and are environmentally friendly, needing minimal sprays. They are hardy down to -35 C with only snow as protection, are disease resistant, flower repeatedly throughout the summer, require only minimal pruning and come in a variety of colours and sizes.

John Cabot (Venetian: Zuan Chabotto; c. 1450 c. 1499) was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is commonly held to have been the first European encounter with the mainland of North America since the Norse Vikings visits to Vinland in the eleventh century. The official position of the Canadian and British governments is that he landed on the island of Newfoundland.

Mature Tree in Full Bloom Withpout Support
Mature Tree in Full Bloom Withpout Support

Arbour
Arbour

Window Trellis
Window Trellis

Wall Trellis
Wall Trellis

Price last updated on Feb 13, 2014 Listing of Roses

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