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What type of rose is it?

lizzykincaidelizzykincaide Croydon Posts: 79
Hi, I've had this rose for years. It flowers early and only once. I prune it after flowering but it shoots up again but does not flower. In the second picture you can see it is quite tall and I've let my passion flower grow over it. What type of rose is it and should I prune it now?
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  • lizzykincaidelizzykincaide Croydon Posts: 79

  • lizzykincaidelizzykincaide Croydon Posts: 79

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,568
    Lots of old fashioned climbing, rambling and shrub roses only flower once.  Impossible to identify without a pic of the flowers.    If you prune after flowering you lose the hips which extend the season of interest.  If you prune again now you may well be removing stems that would flower next year.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,339
    ..rather a large 'Rosa glauca'… you can prune that back by a third or so if you want, but you want to keep a good amount of cane so you get flowers next year and then hips... it does only flower once in late Spring....it's got quite lanky and you would normally get more hips than that, so I think some care and attention is necessary to promote more flowers and hips... that's what this rose is grown for.. the foliage, which is blue-ish, the purple canes, and the hips...
  • lizzykincaidelizzykincaide Croydon Posts: 79

  • lizzykincaidelizzykincaide Croydon Posts: 79
    I've included a photo Obelixx hope that helps. Marlorena, it just shot up after pruning. I think this year I pruned it twice because it was getting out of control. Do I need to take off more than a third then after flowering?
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,339
    Well I've never seen a rosa glauca look like that, it's gone from blue to green, pink flowers to white, because obviously it's not that rose.. so sorry about that.. I think I was looking at your passion flower.. let's try again..
    Did you plant it?   it looks like common rootstock to me that's been allowed to grow up.. the original rose may have died or been removed long ago..
    ...do you like it?... if not I would get rid of it... but if it means something to you, then that's what I now think it is...looking again at your first photo and how it's coming out of the ground at the base there, it's as if another rose was there originally but no longer..

    ..this was a bit of rootstock in my own garden.. not a great photo..



  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,568
    Might be one of those rampant ramblers like Kiftsgate or Rambling Rector or Wedding Day in which case it wants to get to 10 metres or so and is probably in the wrong place.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,339
    No, it wouldn't be one of those, I'm confident it's rootstock.. I should have had a better look at the base in the first photo..  the angle of the growth tells me the original rose has been removed at some point..
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,568
    You're probably right.  Just thought the flowers looked better than a usual rootstock.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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