America™ Climbing Rose

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

America™ Climbing Rose may not be old enough to be considered an heirloom or old rose, but it has been available for 50 years and will most likely be around for another 50. This coral-pink climber is as fragrant as it is vigorous. America™ can be pruned at any time of year. This is a climber that blooms on old or current-season wood and in fact, blooms non-stop from late spring until the first frost in fall. Introduced in 1976, Rosa ‘America’™(JACclam) immediately won the All American Rose Selections award for fragrance and color and continues to be impressive 50 years later.

America™ Climbing Rose is a grafted rose that is hardy in USDA zones 6-9 with little winter protection. The thick green foliage stays fresh and disease-free throughout the summer. The large, coral-shaped flowers retain their delicate color even after rain showers or in typical urban pollution. If you have a shed or other structure that needs hiding, America™ will rapidly scramble up and over to provide a living screen, full of pollen and nectar for wildlife.

America™ Climbing Rose Care

Plant climbing roses in a full-sun location with average soil pH and texture. Roses appreciate soil that is well draining but also retains moisture. Mulch around the root zone with 2-3 inches of organic compost or fine arborist chips to keep weeds from growing and to hold moisture in the soil. Always plant grafted roses with the graft union just below the soil's surface. If you garden in a colder zone, the union should be up to 3 inches below the surface for insulation during the winter. Fertilize climbing roses at the beginning of the growing season. They are heavy feeders and do their best with a fertilizer formulated for roses and other blooming shrubs. Look for a 4-6-4 ratio of NPK and follow the manufacturer's recommendation.

America™ can be pruned at any time. It blooms on both old and new wood. Late winter and early spring are the traditional times to prune back any dead, diseased, and dying branches and set the stage for the new season. Deadheading will encourage more blooming, but is not a necessity with climbing roses. 

America™ Climbing Rose Spacing

Climbing roses need to be given a structure that they can climb with tie supports. America™ can quickly grow to its mature size of 12 feet in just a couple of years. The base of the plant will stay much smaller, and lower stems can be pruned off to make room for neighboring plants. Place any companion plants at least 12 inches out from the base of climbing roses to allow proper root formation for both plants.

America™ Climbing Rose Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Feet
Spacing: 10 - 12 Feet
Habit: Climbing, Trailing
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Blooms On Old And New Wood
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Hanging Baskets, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: America™ Climbing Rose
Other Name(s): Rosa America
Scientific Name: Rosa America™

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.