How do i make my rose taller and less bushy

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  1. Kennyhicks

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    Hi i want to make my. Rose taller and then have the leaves and floweres like a canopy how do i achieve this.

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    Is that the right pic, doesn't look like a typical Rose to me ?
     
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    Yeah its a canary rose. Was a cutting of the original bush.
     
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    Ah, live and learn , not a Rose we have come across, though looks and sounds very nice.

    Seems like any climber let it grow up at its own rate and when full height achieved , then tie in the ones you want and cut out the others, if you must .

    Alan Titchmarsh's tips on growing ‘Canary Bird’ roses
    The attraction in terms of cultivation is that this is a rose that needs very little in the way of pruning. It will grow, in time, to a height and spread of around 8ft, but only those branches that die out, or that grow in an inconvenient place, need to be cut out in late winter and early spring. Otherwise you can leave this beauty alone.
     
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    Hello Kennyhicks. I love roses and have spent a fortune on growing them. With the greatest respect. I find it hard to understand why anyone would want to grow this variety out of it's class. Rosa: Canary Bird is a shrub rose. (entering the rose scene in 1907 (R.xanthhia 'Canary Bird) It's flowers ar singular having around five to seven petals. Generally speaking it is or might be by some, called a low growing shrub rose.

    Now as perhaps you have experienced before. Roses can at time be somewhat unpredictable. I've had roses that are catalogued as being. 3 ft high with a spread of 3ft. In time having a very rampant rambler. So who knows.

    So from my experience. To get what you want. IMHO you will need to let the plant grow more or less wild. Keeping the outer growths cut back This may well cause the inner growth to crowd out. To take advantage of this. and with your aim in mind. Be selective in choosing the innermost growths. Perhaps selectin 3-5 shoots. This will probably automatically reach for the sky. Extended growth can be helped by pruning each stem like a jacobs ladder. This having say three leaf breaks in between each break. Thereon I I question the botanical logic in somuch that the specimen may well revert back to it original origin.
     
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      Good afternoon @Kennyhicks well there are to my knowledge 4 different strains of "Canary Rose" your form the photo provided looks to me as the medium shrub type used in many cases for creating a hedge,I respectfully suggest that if you want a climbing rose just let it grow,and then when you think its grown enough, in the dormant season then just maybe you can train it to how you want it to look,but sometimes the xanthina type which I suspect your rose is can be really difficult to use as a climber,only my personal opinnion of course,but good luck with your objective my friend:smile:
       
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