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Yellow Lady Banks Rose

Rosa banksiae


Vigorous spring blooming climber, nearly thornless, little fragrance. Rosa banksiae, commonly referred to as the Lady Banks' Rose, is a species of Rosa native to central and western China, in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and Yunnan; it grows in mountains at altitudes of 500–2200 m. It is a scrambling shrubby liana growing vigorously over other shrubs to 6 m tall. Unlike most roses, it is practically thornless, though may bear some prickles up to 5 mm long, particularly on stout, strong shoots. The leaves are evergreen, 4–6 cm long, with three to five (rarely seven) leaflets 2–5 cm long with a serrated margin. The flowers are small, 1.5-2.5 cm diameter, white or pale yellow.


This climber is on the south wall of my home in North Texas.


The white version Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena' has a moderate fragrance, but is not as hardy.

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gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks and it is usually full of little birds like kinglets :)

Magiccat42 8 years ago

Nice roses

gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks. It is outside the kitchen window and I love its hanging stems full of blooms :)

Seema 8 years ago


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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 18, 2013



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