Rosa ‘Malvern Hills’ is a beautiful climbing rose with delicate, pale yellow flowers that bloom in clusters from early summer to late autumn. The flowers have a lovely fragrance and are held on long, arching stems that are perfect for training up a wall, trellis or pergola. This repeat-flowering rose has good disease resistance and will thrive in a sunny or partially shaded position in well-draining soil. It is named after the Malvern Hills in England and was introduced by David Austin in 2000.
- Common Name(s):Malvern Hills Rose
- Hardiness:Fully hardy
- How big will I get? Rosa ‘Malvern Hills’ can grow to a height of 4.5m and a spread of 3m.
- Did You Know That:Roses have been cultivated for thousands of years and are one of the oldest flowers in the world?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Rosa ‘Malvern Hills’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Rosa ‘Malvern Hills’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.
Rosa ‘Malvern Hills’ should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Begin by removing any dead, damaged, or diseased wood from the plant, making sure to sterilize your pruning shears between cuts to prevent the spread of disease. Next, cut back any old wood to encourage the growth of new shoots, cutting back to a healthy bud or lateral branch. Remove any weak or spindly growth that won’t produce good blooms, focusing on leaving strong, healthy shoots that will produce plenty of flowers. Finally, shape the plant by cutting back any overly long or unruly shoots, creating a more compact, attractive plant. By following these steps, you can keep your shrub roses healthy and blooming beautifully year after year.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Rosa ‘Malvern Hills’ can have problems with aphids, leafhoppers, and scale insects , it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as black spot, rust and powdery mildews. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.