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Rosa banksiae

  • Common Name
    Lady Banks Rose
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Vine
  • Size
    15' - 20'
  • Flower Color
    Yellow
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    Medium Glossy Green
  • Evergreen
    Deciduous
  • Deer Resistant
    Deer Candy
  • Wildlife Value
    • Deer Magnet
  • Growth Rate
    Fast
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Loam
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This rose has a profusion of  clusters of small yellow blossoms on mostly thornless, arching branches in spring. It can be trained to climb walls, fences and arbors, but it can also be pruned into a hedge form. It can also be used to tumble down banks and hillsides.

    Plant in an amended loamy soil with lots of compost for best results. Mulch in a 2'- 3' diameter circle to conserve soil moisture. Does best planted in full sun as it will get powdery mildew in too much shade. It is a rampant grower and needs to be pruned each year in late winter to keep it under control. It has low water needs once established but does better with regular water.

    It is more resistant to rose disease than the hybrids but as noted above it can develop powdery mildew if located in too much shade.

  • Master Gardener Comments
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  • Varietals
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