Rosa 'City of York'
City of York Rose, White Climbing Rose, White Hardy Climbing Rose
- Main interest:
- showy climber, strong citrus fragrance, profusion of large semi-double white flowers, vigorous grower, rambler
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- creamy white with yellow centre
- Flowering period:
- June to July
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 15 ft (4.5 m) width: 10 ft (3 m)
- patio, pergola, wall, fence, trellis, archway/arbour, container
City of York Rose (Rosa 'City of York') is an exquisite rambler with clusters of large (to 4”), semi-double, creamy-white flowers with lemon centres. It has glossy, dark green foliage. This white hardy climbing rose grows to about 15 feet, and the exceptionally pretty flowers bloom freely in late spring and early summer - making it a perfect fragrant climbing rose for an archway or pergola. Its heady lemon fragrance make it all the more wonderful to walk under.
First introduced in 1945, this white climbing rose has found a place in many traditional, formal and cottage gardens, to great effect. Hardy to USDA zone 5a, City of York large-flowered climbing rose is happy in a northern or shadier exposure than most roses.
Synonym(s): Rosa 'Direktor Benschop'
Also known as: Direktor Benschop Rose, Hardy Climbing White Rose, Hardy White Climbing Rose, Large-flowered Climbing Rose, White Fragrant Climbing Rose, Lemon-scented Rose, White Rambler Rose, White Rambling Rose