(Pronounced: See-LEAN Forest-YEA)
'CÚline Forestier' is a particularly beautiful light yellow climbing rose. The blooms are large, fully double, quartered, and twisted in the center with a distinctive green eye.
It has a wonderful sweet spicy fragrance and it blooms throughout the growing season. The flowers occur in clusters of 3-4. The growth habit is vigorous, and the foliage is dark green and glossy. It will tolerate poorer soils.
'CÚline Forestier' was bred by Trouillard in France in 1842, and introduced by Leroy in 1858.
1842 [ France ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 8 ' to 15 ' Width: 3 ' to 3 '
'CÚline Forestier' is a vigorous low climber that grows to heights of 8' to 15'.
The foliage is yellow-green and glossy, with five oval pointed leaflets. The stems are slightly glandular.
C - Continuous. 'CÚline Forestier' starts blooming in late April in the Texas Hill Country and is seldom without flowers throughout the growing season.
| Flower Size: 2.00" to 2.00" Cluster Size: 3 to 4 Petal Count: 50 to 60 |
'CÚline Forestier' flowers are large (3"), fully double, and occur in clusters of 3-4. The petals are silky n appearance. The centers are knotted with a distinctive green eye.
'CÚline Forestier' blooms are pale yellow with pale pink centers. The buds are pointed and yellow with frequent crimson tinges.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
mf - Moderately fragrant. 'CÚline Forestier' has strong sweet spicy fragrance.
Zones 6 - 9
'CÚline Forestier' is slow to get started, but grows vigorously once established. It is not a particularly hardy rose and prefers a warmer climate. In colder climates, it should be sheltered against a wall.
'CÚline Forestier' will tolerage poor soils.
'CÚline Forestier' is easily propagated from cuttings.
'CÚline Forestier' is best grown fanned out against a wall. It also makes a good pillar rose.
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