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Laurel and rose combination

Hi. Im trying to create an evergreen standard with flowers on my patio. I find that the evergreen standards tend to not have the flowers I want. I have thought about using Portuguese or Cherry Laurel and growing a rambling/climbing rose through it. This will give the evergreen look with a seasonal display of showers for interest. Has anyone used this method before because I cant find anything online of it being tried and tested so not sure if it will even work. 

My patio is 7m square so I will be doing 8 individual versions of this and would like to know its possible before investing the money and time. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,055
    Hi @kennethdove1xjNHhQCp and welcome to the forum 😊 I really do not think that idea would work satisfactorily for a variety of reasons. 
    Would standard Camellias not fit the bill? 
    I’d have thought them ideal. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks for that suggestion. Hadnt seen that alternative when looking but thats probably because I was looking specifically at roses and laurel.

    I know that rambling roses grow very fast which is why I was worried about doing it so ill probably stick to having that grow around the back of my outdoor bar and pagoda which will be plenty of space for it. Might even need two.
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