- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 1 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 10
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose is an award-winning shrub rose bred to handle high heat and humidity with grace and style. The large, fully double flowers are mildly fragrant and a stunning shade of amber-yellow that does not fade. The flowers are produced throughout the summer on sturdy stems that are perfect for cutting and arranging. The Sunbelt® Rose series is grown on its own rootstock and can easily survive cold winters as well as hot summers with little damage to the top growth.
Shrub roses are the backbone of a cottage garden but also attract pollinators when planted in a kitchen garden. The compact shape and ease of care for South Africa® make it well suited to grow in containers on a deck, patio, or poolside. Roses are easier to care for than most gardeners realize and make for low-maintenance hedging along a fenceline. Seasonal mulching will help the soil retain moisture and increase drought resistance in areas that are not easily watered regularly.
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose Care
Plant South Africa® in a full to part sun location with well-draining soil. Roses rarely grow well in heavy clay soils. Amending this type of soil with organic compost will lighten the texture and add drainage. Provide about one inch of water a week, avoiding getting the foliage wet. Wet foliage spreads fungal and mildew diseases quickly. Fertilize with a granular slow-release feed formulated for roses and flowering shrubs. Apply one dose in early spring and another after the first flush of flowers is completed.
Pruning shrub roses is easy and only needs to be done once a year. Late in the winter, cut any dead, dying, or diseased branches back to the main stem. Cut the oldest canes to the ground to encourage fresh growth. Do not remove more than one-third of the total growth; always make cuts just above a visible leaf bud to keep the shape tidy. When deadheading flowers, cut the stem back to one or two sets of outward-facing leaves to prevent naked branches.
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose Spacing
South Africa® is a relatively narrow, upright shrub, maturing to 3-4 feet high and 1-2 feet wide. Space each plant about 18 inches apart, center on center when planting multiple roses. Containers with at least a 12-inch diameter are recommended for patio growing.
South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Habit: Spreading, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: South Africa® Sunbelt® Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Sunbelt® South Africa®|
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.
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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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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
Time of Order:
- 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.