Harrison's Yellow Rose
Rosa foetida 'Harrison's Yellow'
Harrison's Yellow Rose flowers
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
An old-fashioned hardy shrub rose, featuring showy semi-double light yellow flowers in early summer; tall upright habit, very hardy and resistant to disease, makes a great flowering hedge or specimen; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Harrison's Yellow Rose features showy fragrant yellow flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Harrison's Yellow 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;
Harrison's Yellow Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Harrison's Yellow Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.