Patio Tree Roses have changed my opinion of tree roses in general. These regal specimens are more recent innovations in the rose world. Unlike the tall, fragile stems of regular tree roses, which require staking and special handling (pain in my opinion – especially in the midwest where I garden), these new types are hardier and easier to care for.
A tree rose is simply one that has been grafted onto a straight, sturdy, central cane so that it forms a bushy ball of blooms. The thick-stemmed Patio Tree Roses can be planted in containers (most only reach between 2 – 3 feet tall), enjoyed on your deck or patio, and stored in protected locations in sub-zero winter areas. I think they look great grouped with other mixed flower containers of varying heights.
Plant them among your other sun-loving flower faves for some height interest in your backyard, or use them in pots to welcome your guests to your front entrance in a royal manner. I discovered some well-known hybrid tea rose varieties are now available in Patio Tree Rose form, including Peace, Chrysler Imperial, Mister Lincoln, and Rose Pope John Paul II …
My Top 10 Favorite Patio Tree Roses :
1. Angel Face: This tree rose will definitely bring a smile to your face with an abundance of beautiful lavender flowers. An added bonus – the blooms exhibit a lovely citrus fragrance. It grows 3 feet tall in a sunny, well-drained location.
2. Playboy: The unique, ruffled 3″ flowers have a light sweet fragrance and change from bright orange to golden yellow as they mature. This handsome specimen grows to 3′ tall and will be the talk of your yard!
3. Janna: Gorgeous miniature double rose-pink flowers characterize this tree rose. Prolific bloomer from mid-spring and continuing well into summer. Excellent container plant, or maybe planted in the ground. Janna grows 3′ tall.
4. Mr. Lincoln: The all-time classic, the fragrant red rose, is now available in a compact tree form! Mister Lincoln has a long bloom season and is a strong grower. The 24″ size is perfect for smaller gardens and patio containers.
5. Lady Bird: Named after the former First Lady (Lady Bird Johnson), this elegant 24″ tree rose is covered in coral orange fragrant flowers. A portion of the sales is donated to her favorite cause, the ‘Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,’ founded to protect and preserve North America’s native plants and natural landscapes …
6. Knockout Series: Knockout Roses have set the standard for bloom color, size, and adaptability. Now, you can get the same characteristics in tree roses. Very disease-resistant and carefree. Just like their shrub cousins. Available in red, pink, and yellow. They grow 4′ – 7′ tall and are self-cleaning (no deadheading required).
7. Iceberg: Iceberg is multiple award-winning floribunda with a medium-size, double white flower bloom and glossy green foliage. A vigorous grower and prolific bloomer. It grows up to 24″ tall, fragrant, and makes a good cut flower.
8. April in Paris: A lovely, intensely scented, romantic rose. The blooms are a delicate pale-creamy pink edged in solid deeper pink. The large flowers last and last in a vase. Reaches 24″ and prefers medium-moisture, well-drained soil in a full sun location.
9. Monkey Business: This charmer boasts a candy-like licorice fragrance, bright yellow blooms, and a lovely abundance of flowers in large clusters. A low-maintenance, easy-to-grow tree rose that will add cheer to your garden setting.
10. Great Glory: The blooms are a gorgeous deep pink color that looks stunning against the dark green foliage—available in both 24″ and 36″ sized trees. The large hybrid tea flowers are 5-inches wide. Fragrant and heavy-blooming.
If you love roses, give a Patio Tree Rose a try. They’ve won me over!