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Rosa fortuniana cv "MARYLIN" WHITE 15-20cm

Rosa fortuniana cv "MARYLIN" WHITE 15-20cm

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Product Description

Rosa fortuniana is a vigorous and robust species of rose known for its remarkable vigor and adaptability. While it is not as commonly cultivated as some other rose species or cultivars, it is highly valued for its rootstock qualities, making it an essential component in the propagation of other rose varieties. Here's a brief description and some cultivation tips for Rosa fortuniana:

Rosa fortuniana is a climbing or scrambling rose species native to China. It typically grows as a thorny, deciduous shrub or vine, reaching heights of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) or more. The plant features compound leaves with multiple leaflets and produces clusters of small, white to pale pink flowers with a pleasant fragrance. The main attraction of Rosa fortuniana lies in its vigorous root system, which is exceptionally resistant to various soil-borne diseases and pests. For this reason, it is often used as a rootstock for grafting and budding other rose varieties, imparting its superior disease resistance and growth vigor to the graft.

Cultivation:

  1. Rootstock Usage: Rosa fortuniana is primarily grown and utilized as rootstock for grafting or budding other rose varieties. Budding is typically done during the active growing season, and the resulting grafted plants can inherit the rootstock's disease resistance and vigorous growth.

  2. Climate: This rose species is adaptable to a range of climates but tends to thrive in temperate to subtropical regions. It can withstand mild frosts but prefers frost-free conditions.

  3. Sunlight: Plant Rosa fortuniana in a location that receives full sun to partial shade, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

  4. Soil: Provide well-draining, fertile soil with good organic content. The rootstock's adaptability to different soil types makes it a reliable choice for grafting purposes.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the establishment phase. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant.

  6. Pruning: While Rosa fortuniana itself may not require heavy pruning, you should prune back any growth that emerges below the graft union on grafted plants. This helps maintain the integrity of the grafted variety.

  7. Pest and Disease Resistance: One of the primary benefits of using Rosa fortuniana as a rootstock is its natural resistance to soil-borne diseases like nematodes and root rot, as well as its ability to deter certain pests.

  8. Propagation: Rosa fortuniana is propagated through seeds, cuttings, or layering. However, it is most commonly used as a rootstock for grafting.

While Rosa fortuniana may not be as well-known for its ornamental qualities as some other rose varieties, it plays a crucial role in the propagation of roses, thanks to its exceptional disease resistance and vigorous growth. Gardeners and rose enthusiasts often rely on this robust rootstock to ensure the health and vitality of their grafted rose plants.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-20cm

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