Planting a bare root shrub rose; step-by-step guide

As long as the ground is not frozen or water-logged now is a good time to plant your bare root roses. So follow the guidance – shared by David Austin Roses – get planting and look forward to a summer of blooms!

Where to plant your bare root shrub roses

Select where your rose is going to go. We recommend following these guidelines:

Make sure the rose has some sun, ideally at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. Generally, the more sun the better. However, in the hottest areas, shade from the afternoon sun can be beneficial.

Ensure the rose has enough space, so that the roots do not suffer from intense competition from neighbouring plants, including trees and hedges.

Roses are incredibly versatile plants and can be planted in an array of different positions.

To plant your rose you will need:

Large bucket of water
Watering can
Well rotted manure
Mycorrhizal fungi

How to plant your bare root shrub rose:


Stunning blooms from shrub rose Queen of Sweden. All page images and information courtesy of David Austin Roses

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