Information on The Weeping Rose Tree

Overview

There are several varieties of the weeping rose tree. A weeping rose tree makes a good centerpiece in a garden, or accent planted along a pathway. Weeping roses can be housed in pots, giving the homeowner the ability to easily move the trees when needed. These plants are susceptible to wind and ice damage, so if you live in the northern states, you must keep the weeping roses in pots so they may be moved inside during the winter.

Creating a Rose Tree

Rose trees are sometimes known as rose standards. A rose tree is made by grafting a cane to a rootstock, then grafting a floribunda rose to the top of the cane. When it grows, the cane remains thin and does not have leaves. All the flowers grow at the top of the cane. Weeping rose trees feature branches that droop toward the ground.

Types

The Baby Blanket weeping rose tree produces pink blossoms. It is one of the heaviest bloomers of the weeping roses. The Happy Chappy weeping rose tree produces blossoms in pink, orange and yellow. It is one of the easier rose trees to grow. The Blossom Blanket grows masses of white flowers. This weeping rose blooms all season.

Winter Care

Bring a weeping rose in during the winter in colder climates. It should be placed in a cool, dark area, such as a basement. Water the weeping rose just enough to keep it moist throughout the winter. In the early spring (late March), gradually bring the weeping rose tree into a warmer and lighter area of the house. After the last frost, the weeping rose tree can be placed outside again.

Staking

If you live in a warmer climate and plant the weeping rose in the landscape, stake the tree with three stakes. Use ribbon or another tie that can grow with the tree. Angle the stakes away from the tree, so that if a strong wind pulls on the tree, it cannot uproot the stakes.

Fertilizing

Because the weeping rose is a shrub, it only needs to be fertilized once a year with flowering shrub and tree fertilizer. Alternately, you can use rose fertilizer. The fertilizer you choose should not be a water-soluble fertilzer that needs to be replaced every couple of weeks.

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