Climbing Roses
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Suckers on climbing roses

Zone CR2 8EL | Anonymous added on November 12, 2018 | Answered

My climbing rose has some leaves with 5 parts and some with 7.Are the seven leaves variety suckers?I bought it new this year and it had large white flowers

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    roseman
    Answered on November 13, 2018

    The number of leaves does not determine if that cane is a sucker cane alone. Sucker canes typically have a vigorous growth rate and usually do not bud or bloom. If they do bloom, the blooms are either light pink or dark red and do not match the desired rose purchased. So just keep an eye on the canes you feel may not be right with the rest of bush. The lower portions of the canes will typically host more leaves as well.

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