The Peach Drift® Rose Tree plant is sure to turn heads! It is the same Peach Drift Rose bush we know and love except pruned into tree form.
Our potted rose tree will be ready to ship in April 2021. Purchase this plant for Pre-Order today and have it shipped in spring! Choose your ship date on the checkout page.
Brilliant orange, pink, and yellow colorful blossoms flower all season long and continue to re-bloom all year if deadheaded regularly. The bloom cycle starts in early spring and rose buds will form from spring until mid summer before the weather gets too hot. They are fully double flowers on the rose bush tree. You may even see flower heads form until fall through the first frost.
Dark green foliage stays evergreen all year long on the potted rose tree to provide a nice contrast of colors to the colorful flower clusters.
The Drift Patio Rose Tree comes in a 3 gallon container and measures 3-4 feet tall. It is perfect for keeping in a container for your porch or patio, planting in the ground as a specimen tree, or planted in groups. They truly become a focal point to add color, so be sure to use shrub rose tree landscaping ideas to your advantage.
Drift Rose Tree Care
Drift Rose shrubs are extremely easy to grow and the rose tree is no different! This reblooming rose tree comes with the same pest and disease resistance as all the Knockout and Drift Roses from Star Roses. It also boasts the same heat and drought tolerance qualities once established.
Grow the cold hardy knockout rose tree in a pot across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-10. This low maintenance rose tree variety is not picky and will tolerate a wide range of planting sites and garden soil types (even clay soils). If you are growing it in a container, be sure to choose one with a drainage hole.
Grow in full sun to partial shade for best results. You may experience fewer flowers if planted in a more shaded area. Moist, well draining soil is best to prevent root rot on the root systems. A slow release fertilizer will help give the flowering tree a good boost of nutrients if applied in the early spring.
How to Plant a Rose Tree
Your rose tree will come with generic planting instructions in the box. To reiterate, dig a hole at least twice as deep and wide as the root ball. Place the tree and root ball back into the hole and backfill the soil with native soil or amended soil such as our Rose Soil Mix. It is specially formulated to have the most nutrients and components that rose bushes like and need to thrive. Push down on the soil to remove any air pockets and water thoroughly until established. It is best to perform a regular watering schedule the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Apply a thick layer of mulch to help retain moisture throughout the growing seasons.
How to Prune a Rose Tree
Pruning rose trees is essential to keep the blooms lasting and forming all year long. Deadhead spent blossom to encourage new blooms to form. You can shape the tree to any shape or size you desire. It is best to prune back any dead or crossed branches. They don’t need much maintenance but an annual pruning will benefit them greatly!
When to Prune a Rose Tree
The best time to prune Drift roses is in late winter to early spring before the spring growing season begins. However, you can prune them at almost any time of the year to encourage new growth.
Winterizing a Rose Tree
Winter is a dormant season for roses. They will still carry over their dark green foliage but flowering will decrease as will growth. Never fertilize in winter as this encourages new growth, which is more susceptible to cold damage. We have a great blog on Winter Care for Roses that will explain more in-depth practices on what to do for roses during the cold season.
Peach Drift Roses are easy to care for and provide beautiful rose blooms during the spring and summer blooming season. What is not to love!?
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- Pest and disease resistant
- Heat and drought tolerant
- Reblooms all year long