A pillar rose must essentially conform to the environment in which it is grown. A nook that is generated when a few perennials are placed close to each other form an ideal place for the pillar rose. The perennials also provide the rose plant with the refuge that is essential to it in the early stages of its development. However, the roots of the plants should never mix with one another and also the rose plants should be kept at a good distance from the perennials such that they do not block the sunlight.
As defined in the Planting Roses segment, the hole must be made accordingly. Once the rose plants are put securely, they need to be tied to a stick. The rose plants will need an iron pole about ten feet in length in case everything goes right and they mature perfectly but it is not mandatory for you to start with the same. For the initial three or four years, a sturdy bamboo pole which is adequately wide will be of good help. The bamboo pole will also be less conspicuous.
Ways of pruning pillar roses
When trimming pillar roses, it is suggested that you maintain petite roots. The roots should be kept undersized even when the plant has matured completely. This technique will allow the blossoming of flowers right up to the end of the shoot.
It looks rather odd when a plant has flowers only near its apex and the rest of the six feet plant has no blossoms to show off. The shoots should be secured properly to prevent the wind from blowing them off. Tarred twine is recommended as it survives for a longer period of time as compared to bass or the standard string. It is suggested that you move round the tree over and over again such that u put it up properly or else you just might end up with a one end impact.
Appropriate pillar roses:
* Zephirine Drouhin
* Don Juan
* Van Fleet
* Wichurana Rambler
* Dublin Bay
* Crimson Pillar
* Royal Gold
The 'American Pillar' matures quickly, has flowers of huge dimensions and is a creeper with extended stems. It generates flowers in big groups- the flowers are cup shaped, appear individually and are red in colour with white eyes. The plant has rubbery, shiny as well as shaded green shrubbery. The plant grows beautifully when put up like a pillar. Sphere-shaped red colored hips appear after the blossom season. Usually the roses are known to be a huge species of blooming shrubs. That they have beautiful flowers which are either single petalled or double petalled is also a common notion. The foliage is generally green, varying from medium to deep shades; leaves are shiny, ovate and have sharp sides. The dimensions range from 1/2 inch to 6 inches; the petals can either be 5 in number or even 30; the petals come in different hues. Sometimes the blooms are sweet smelling. Several types of rose plants are creepers which develop on extended poles. The pillar rose plant is prone to several infections and illnesses which can , however, be cured as well as prevented by proper cultivation and use of fertilizers.
The types that do not fit in:
No person should attempt to start with rose plants that do not conform to the pillar disposition.
Perle des Jardins, Marechal Niel, Fortune's Yellow, Niphetos, and few others are such rose plants that do not work well. They need a solid block such as a wall to thrive and are often most prosperous underneath a glass slab. A gardener is disappointed not so because of a wrong plant but more so due to incorrect techniques of plantation.