Rose GABRIEL OAK is an English shrub rose, charming, blooming profusely with dense rosette-shaped double flowers. They are painted in raspberry-lilac shades. Austin’s GABRIEL OAK was named after one of the characters in Away From the Madding Crowd by favorite writer D. Austin T. Hardy.
Characteristics of GABRIEL OAK rose
- Group – English Roses
- Basic shape – bush (shrub)
- Height – 125 cm
- Diameter – 125 cm
- Bush shape – round
- Flower color – dark pink
- Number of petals – more than 50
- Flower shape – cup-shaped rosette
- Flower size – 8 cm
- Bloom shape – clusters
- Bloom type – repetitive
- Aroma – strong, fruity
- Foliage – dark green, medium, dense, shiny, abundant
- Shoots – long, erect, with thorns
- Features – prefers sunny areas, grows even on poor soil types, versatile
- Powdery mildew resistance – above average
- Black spot resistance – above average
- Cold hardiness – 5 – 11 USDA zones
- Breeder – D. Austin
- Catalog name – Auscrowd
- Year of introduction – 2019
- Soil – all types
- pH- may have slight fluctuations from neutral
- Drainage – binding
- site – sunny/partial shade
- container – yes
- bole – yes
- Types of plantings – pots and containers, hedges, mixborders for cutting
Take care about rose GABRIEL OAK:
- Planting roses is the most important step in caring for them. Plants prefer sunny areas with good drainage. They grow on almost all types of soil. The soil must be loose in order to allow sufficient water and air to pass to the root system.
- Watering. GABRIEL OAK rose is watered as needed – from 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush on average 2 – 3 times a week. In dry times, watering is increased. If the plant grows in a container, then watering is usually more frequent. In both cases, it all depends on the weather conditions.
- Fertilizing is carried out at least 2 – 3 times during the growing season. It can be both mineral fertilizers and organic. Roses are also given mineral complexes that are introduced by spraying. For roses growing in pots, feeding is increased, but the doses are smaller.
- Pruning roses depends on the group to which they belong. Pruning is done twice: in the summer, faded parts are constantly cut off to stimulate the appearance of new flowers, and in the fall, winter or early spring, pruning is carried out to form the plant and prevent diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. Potted roses are also pruned.
- Loosening and weeding the soil around the English rose bush GABRIEL OAK is necessary for the circulation of air, moisture and nutrients for the root system. To minimize your labor costs, use mulching. This farming technique will help reduce weeds and keep the soil moist longer. This also applies to container roses.
- Shelter for the winter is especially needed if the subzero temperatures are very low or the winter is characterized by frequent long thaws, which are suddenly replaced by minus. Roses growing in pots must be covered.
Enjoy your cultivation!