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Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Double white banksian rose)

Intermediate
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
12m
Max height
6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae

Other names

Double white banksian rose, Lady Banks rose, Rosa banksiae var. alba, Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. banksiae var. banksiae - R. banksiae var. banksiae is a climbing rose with long, slender, smooth stems and small, pale green leaves divided into lance-shaped or ovate leaflets. Clusters of double, rosette-shaped, violet-scented white flowers with notched petals bloom from late spring into summer.


Rosa banksiae var. banksiae is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Has soft fragrance

Habit

Climbing

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Pale-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects , Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers Glasshouse red spider mite , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects , Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers

Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Double white banksian rose) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

A vigorous climber that is best trained on a wall or fence. Plant prefers a sheltered, sunny position. Protect from frost and cold drying winds. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have grown previously.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae

Other names

Double white banksian rose, Lady Banks rose, Rosa banksiae var. alba, Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. banksiae var. banksiae - R. banksiae var. banksiae is a climbing rose with long, slender, smooth stems and small, pale green leaves divided into lance-shaped or ovate leaflets. Clusters of double, rosette-shaped, violet-scented white flowers with notched petals bloom from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Has soft fragrance

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Pale-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects , Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers

Specific diseases

Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Double white banksian rose) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

A vigorous climber that is best trained on a wall or fence. Plant prefers a sheltered, sunny position. Protect from frost and cold drying winds. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have grown previously.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Double white banksian rose)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Double white banksian rose)

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Double white banksian rose)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phyllocoptes fructiphilus

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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No Flowers on my Rosa Banksiae

I have two of these which are growing well - they look healthy - but they still have no - absolutley none - flowers or buds - they have been in 3 summers now. Does anyone know what I have done wrong? read more

Rosa banksiae var.banksiae

i want to plant a banksiae rose at the top ofa very dry slope and let it scramble down, question is would it root on the way down, by itself? i am hoping it will.thanksMarianne read more

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