Blanc de Coubert Explorer Rose
Rosa 'Blanc Double de Coubert'
Blanc de Coubert Explorer Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
An old-fashioned hardy shrub rose, covered in fragrant double white flowers in early summer; profuse repeat-blooming; bushy, upright habit, hardy and disease resistant; highly regarded by connoisseurs; requires full sun and well-drained soil.
Blanc de Coubert Explorer Rose is clothed in stunning fragrant white 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 foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. The fruits are showy scarlet hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Blanc de Coubert Explorer 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 has no significant negative characteristics.
Blanc de Coubert Explorer Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Blanc de Coubert Explorer Rose will grow to be about 5 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 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.