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You can expect to see a blizzard of brilliant white blooms on this hardy shrub in the late spring. The growing cycle will repeat until the first frost in the fall. When you compare its flowers to other groundcover roses, the blooms are heavily petaled. While the flowers are stunning, they will not produce any fragrance. Its green leaves have a glossy appearance as they spread out from the branches. These dark green leaves produce three to seven leaflets on a limb, and the foliage is thick enough that you will not see any bare branches in your landscape. In many cases, the shrub can spread out to a length of five feet long.
Since this rose is a groundcover variety, they will only grow to two feet tall in height. This rose is an excellent cover for those bare areas throughout your landscape. The White Meidiland is an excellent choice for those who need help with erosion control. You can see these roses on slopes as they hold close to the ground to smother those pesky weeds.
For a stunning look, the White Meidiland roses do well in a mass planting setting. The stark white blooms will create a boost of brilliance to your outdoor spaces. In some areas, you might want to consider planting these roses as a low hedge around your property. The White Meidiland rose is a great choice to add to a container garden. With the dark green spread, you can enjoy the shrub cascading down the sides of a well-placed container on your porch or patio.
The White Meidiland rose can thrive in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. It is best grown in slightly acidic and medium moisture gardens. These rose shrubs do prefer well-draining, humus-rich soils. For the best results, this rose shrub should be planted in full sun to partial shade. However, the best flowers will bloom with six hours of sunshine per day.
This rose variety requires deep, regular watering, especially during the morning hours. You should avoid any overhead watering as it can damage the blooms. If you are looking to avoid problems with foliar diseases and want to promote growth, the White Meidiland rose needs proper air circulation around the shrub.
A layer of mulch in the summer can retain moisture around the roots, especially for those container roses. Any spent flowers should be removed from the shrub to encourage additional blooms to form. In the winter, you will want to remove any dead leaves and flowers during the dormant season. The crowns should be provided some protection, especially for those plants in the colder climates. These shrubs may die back in the winter, but they will grow new canes on the bush in the spring.
Since this rose has its own roots, it is very resilient once the shrub is fully established. If the cold winter does kill the shrub’s top growth, it will bounce back by the spring. While the White Meidiland rose does not need much pruning, you can cut in the late winter or early spring.
The White Meidiland rose is an excellent piece for your landscape. The snow-white blooms look distinguished against the glossy dark green foliage. This shrub is hardy, and it will remain disease-free throughout the season. For those who want a showstopper, the double blooms add a touch of elegance to any space. With its large spread, the White Meidiland rose will make a durable groundcover for those bare spots around the yard.
At Arbor Valley Nursery, we can help you find the right shrubs, trees, or plants for your landscape. We carry a large selection of items, including the spectacular White Meidiland rose with its crisp, white blooms. If you would like to add this rose shrub to your collection, please take a few minutes to fill out the contact form.
- Botanical Name: Rosa ground cover ‘Meicoublan’
- Form: Perennial
- Hardiness Zone: 4-10
- Flowering Time: Late spring to fall
- Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Flower Color: Pure white
- Flower Form: Heavily petaled, 40 plus; old rose form
- Foliage Type: Glossy dark green, pointed, ovoid
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Height/Habit: 24 inches
- Spread: 36 – 48 inches
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, humus enriched
- Will Tolerate: Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- Pruning: Prune to shape. Remove any dead or damaged branches. Self cleaning petals drop and new buds appear without pruning.
- Intro Year: 1987
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