Rosa ‘AUSleap’ SWEET JULIET®

double pink David Austin rose

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Outstanding Qualities

Rosa 'Sweet Juliet' is a beautiful shrub rose from English rose breeder David Austin and it is one of several named for a Shakespearean character. The large double-cupped blooms are apricot yellow and have a sweet tea rose fragrance. This very vigorous growing shrub has lush green foliage with a very dense habit and good disease resistance.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: fragrant apricot yellow summer flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, gold, silver

Great Color Partners: rose, lavender, purple

Culture Notes
This shrub rose flowers best in full sun with rich well-drained or sandy soil. It is a heavy feeder and benefits from a regular application of fertilizer. Provide regular watering during dry weather to encourage lush growth and repeat flowering. It can be lightly pruned in the late fall or early winter to protect from winter wind damage. Major pruning to develop the shape of the plant should be done in early spring when the leaves are beginning to show green. It has good disease resistance.
Geek Notes
apricot blend. Austin 1994.