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Sean Ph'lib
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: climbing roses Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me: if I take a cutting from a climbing rose, will the resulting rose be a climber, or is the climbing habit derived from the rootstock?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out for myself. You have to take the cutting from a leading shoot; if you take one from a side shoot, I believe it may revert to a bush habit.
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