Grow Your Own Bouquets with Our Collection of Rose Bush Trees
What’s better than receiving roses from someone you care about? Growing them yourself, of course!
Our Rose bush trees are your typical Rose bushes pruned to look like trees. Their rounded shape on top of a long stem creates a feeling of whimsy and elegance in any garden. They won’t get any taller than 5 feet, so they’re perfect for lining sidewalks or seating areas or placing them in flower beds with shorter plants underneath.
You can get the classic Red Double Knock Out Rose Tree which is just like the regular bush but shaped like a cute tree. The Peach Drift Rose Tree is perfect if you’re looking for soft warm tones to add to your garden.
Rose Bush Tree Care Overview
Rose bush trees are a great addition to any garden because they stand out from other plants due to their shape and beautiful flowers. They’re drought-tolerant and resistant to diseases and pests, so they’re a no-brainer for people who want fewer challenges in the garden.
Give your Rose bush trees plenty of sunlight, and you’ll have a happy plant. They don’t require much water or pruning, and they consistently bloom from spring through summer, delighting you with color for most of the year. Some varieties will bloom through fall or even until the first frost.
How to Plant Rose Bush Trees
The best time to plant Rose bush trees is in spring after the danger of frost has passed.
Plant your Rose bush tree in a sunny location. Most varieties can tolerate partial shade, but the more sunlight they receive, the better. Roses are tolerant of many soil types, but alkaline soil will be the best option. We recommend our Rose Soil Mix because it’s tailored to Roses, so you can be sure it has the correct pH value and nutrients to make a happy plant.
Dig a hole that’s the same depth as the root ball but twice the width. Fill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to remove any air pockets. Water regularly for the tree’s first year so it can get established in your garden. After one year, you can water it less often since Roses are drought tolerant.
Rose Bush Tree Mature Heights and Zoning
Most of our Rose bush trees reach up to 5 feet tall. The Red Drift Rose Tree is the exception, only reaching 3-4 feet tall. It’s ideal for flower beds under windows if you don’t want to cover the window completely. The width for all our Rose trees is up to 3 feet.
The Rose bush trees can grow in USDA zones 5-10. They’re tolerant of some cold temperatures, but they won’t survive the winter in zones colder than 5. Depending on the variety and your zone, the trees may behave deciduously and lose their leaves in the winter, or they may be evergreen if it’s warm enough. All Roses will stop flowering in cold months.
How to Water Rose Bush Trees
Rose bush trees are drought tolerant, but they’ll be happier if you can keep the soil moist. Water them when the top few inches of the soil are dry. Water them more often in the hottest part of summer or during periods of drought since the soil will dry out faster. You can allow the plant to dry out entirely in winter before you water it again since it’s dormant and doesn’t require as much water.
How to Fertilize Rose Bush Trees
Give your Roses slow-release fertilizer in spring before new growth appears to encourage the plant to grow lots of blooms. Roses are heavy feeders, so the plant may benefit from extra fertilizer later in the growing season.
How to Prune A Rose Bush Tree
Pruning isn’t a requirement, but it will certainly help your Rose bush trees look their best! Remove spent flowers as they die to promote new growth and remove any branches that may grow along the main stem to keep its tree shape. Be careful not to remove branches that will have blooms while you’re pruning.