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Identify the rose?!

I've just found a rose (?) tucked between 2 bushes in my newly inherited garden, does anyone know what type it is from the photos? Its completely thorn-less and might have been grafted at the bottom? 

Its pretty spindly, there wasn't much light to be had in amongst everything, I only noticed it as the leaves had just started poking through! 

Any help would be greatly appreciated! 


  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,913
    Almost impossible to identify a rose from a photo this time of year I would think. Maybe plant it in a pot if you want to move it and then when it’s in flower post more photos. 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,884
    Please replant the rose as soon as you can, I see you have a decent rootball there... 

    When replanting please make sure you bury all that knobbly part one or two inches below the soil... when placing in the hole before you backfill, pour down a bucket full of water and allow it to drain away - may take some time - before you back fill with garden soil, and then press down with your feet to anchor the rose... cut the stems back by half... and allow it time to recover... do not feed at this stage.. nothing else is required, just time and patience... good luck and let us know how you get get on..

    This will mean nothing to you but your rose has multiflora heritage which helps me to offer an identity on it of 'A Shropshire Lad', a David Austin Rose, which has plum coloured new foliage and is virtually thornless, and a climbing rose, as  yours would appear to be.. the foliage is also right for that at this stage, but when the flowers are open would obviously be more helpful..
    East Anglia, England
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