The Alberic Barbier Rose bears white roses, with semi-double blossoms. This white rose rambler can grow up to 20’.
They produce papery, creamy white rose flowers with yellow centers. The pliable canes make them easy to train, and great for climbing roses.
Ramblers work great on Pillars, as tree roses, and as a weeping standard (this is lovely), and even as a ground cover rose.
The Alberic Barbier loves to grow into trees, and is shade tolerant.
This white climbing rose, blooms once in early Summer, with occasional blossoms appearing later in the season, but nothing to compare to the initial flush.
It is a popular white rose bush, that has been popular ever since it’s introduction over 100 years ago. It is widely grown in warm, mild areas, because it is not hardy in colder climates.
Type Rambler Rose
Hybridizer Berbiec 1900
Blooms Creamy white, semi-double, papery flowers with a yellow center that measure 3” across With 9-16 petals
Growth Habits A Very Vigorous grower, that can reach 20’
Foliage Dark green, glossy
Awards Royal Horticultural
Hardy Zone 7
The Alberic Barbier rose was produced at the Barbier Nursery in Orleans. They produced the most popular Ramblers of the century, eventually creating 23 Climbing Roses, and Rambler Roses.
The numerous,lovely rose white flowers clusters appear in clusters, and show up well against the dark green foliage. The buds start off as a pale yellow color,then opening to cream, and then white.
The blooms,which are actually large sized for a Rambler, have a strong, sweet apple fragrance.
The flowers can be quite variable in their shape, sometimes as semi-double, and sometimes more fully double, with petals that resemble a Tea rose.
This is not a shy rose! The bush grows vigorously, (up to 20’ in one season), on both lateral shoots, and new ones, so be prepared for a large plant! The canes are thin, and can be trained easily.
The first couple years after planting, prune side shoots back to 3", to a strong new shoot. Also prune up to 1/3 of the oldest main stems back to the ground.
This popular old Rambler is widely grown in warmer climates, but is not consistently hardy in colder parts of the world.
The overall effect of this rose is stunning. It is perfect for growing in a small tree, a wall, archway, or pergola.
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