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By Lawley

Herefordshire, United Kingdom Gb

We bought this bare rooted Standard rose and planted it as per instructions in late Nov/Dec. It has died from the top down to half way on the stem. The bottom of the standard has new shoot and I was wondering if I should trim it right back to the green growth on the stem and hope it grows into a rose bush....Any advice would be appreciated.




Rose standards are bush roses grafted onto long straight canes from a vigorous climbing variety, so what you will get is more like a vine than a bush, and probably only bloom once a year.

18 Mar, 2012


I,d contact your supplier sounds to me as if the graft has failed

18 Mar, 2012


Thank you Tugbrethil.

18 Mar, 2012


Yes Pamg, I have contacted David Austin and sent them a photo, they offered to to send out another Standard Nov/Dec, but I have asked them for a T Rose of the same variety "Ruby Wedding" as buy Nov our anniversary will be going for Gold! I just thought I may be able to salvage the rose.

18 Mar, 2012


We had a standard cotoneaster on which the top died, it started to shoot from the bottom and is now a lovely bush cotoneaster!,,

I, m pleased David Austin are replacing your rose fo you

18 Mar, 2012


Take it out and get rid of it - what grows from the base will be the rootstock, effectively a dog rose, a thorny, enormous beast...

18 Mar, 2012


Thank you Bamboo, I will dig it out, I only have so much room in the garden so will not want a thorny beast.

19 Mar, 2012

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