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South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
A captivating variety producing flushes of stunning large yellow blooms that light up the garden throughout the season held atop bright foliage, individual flowers beg closer inspection; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose features showy yellow flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
South Africa® Sunbelt® 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. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
South Africa® Sunbelt® 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.