Rosa Banksiae     
Tombstone Rose   
Rosaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: naturally a low bush, usually trained over arches or along walls
Seasonality: semi-evergreen in Tucson
Size: 12-20 ft tall
Leaves: compound, to 2.5in long, glossy green, 3-5 leaflets per leaf,; standard rose form
yellow flowers
bloom cluster
Flowers: yellow or white clusters, double or single; bloom in early spring through summer
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: generally thornless; slender, arching branches
Range/Origin: China
Hardiness: to low teens or single digits, drops leaves at lower temps



rose bush
Rosa banksiae

aka Banks rose, Lady Bank's rose

can be trained to a (poor) hedge
common varieties
    "Lutea" yellow flowers, no thorns
    "Alba Plena" white flowers, evergreen, thorns
    "Snowflake" white flowers

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