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Which Roses Which Magnolia

im looking at doing a small rose bed at the end of a large bed.What is a hybrid rose in relation to a bush rose?
i am also interested in any that are fragranced attractive to wildlife and disease resistant.
i am also after a magnolia preferably white not pink flowers and the aspect would be well drained soil full sun...any ideas and foto if possible


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,580
    Hybrid rose means it has been formed from a cross between two roses. Most  roses are hybrids unless you grow species type.  Bush rose is more a description of the shape , they need less pruning than a typical garden rose. The David Austin  Rose sit has more descriptions.
    For a small white Magnolia, try Magnolia stellata.
  • Thanks Fridgetbones.
    ive recently put in three Thomas a Beckett David Austen roses which are gorgeous and fragrant,I think the magnolia you mentioned is one I’ve been looking at.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Good choice for the magnolia.  There aren't many magnolia which genuinely stay small and none which perform as well when young, in my opinion.  There are quite a few named cultivars which are worth looking through before you decide.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I am looking for a fairly largish magnolia,I have a large area of lawn,I already have a flowering cherry,apple and plum tree and always wanted a magnolia.
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