The Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose, otherwise known as the Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) or Rose ‘Cecile Brunner’, Rose ‘Madame Cécile Brunner, Rose ‘Mlle Cécile Brunner’, Rose ‘Mignon’, Rose ‘True Friend’, Climbing Roses, Polyantha Roses, is a rather well known climber plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its average maintenance and moderate growth, this climber will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose are the following:
- Water: The Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose wants regular watering to enhance fruit production but as a landscape plant, too much water will be a problem.
- Light: Keep your Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose belongs to the Rosaceae family, and the genus Rosa, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) (ROH-zuh).
Some of the more popular Rosaceae plants are Potentilla Fruticosa ‘Monsidh’, Forsythia X ‘Courtasol’, Carthaginian Apple, Red Delicious Apple, Snow Fountains® Weeping Cherry, Double Yellow banksia Rose, Crown of Rays Goldenrod, Prunus X Cistena ‘Uconnpc001’ Plant Patent #29575, Potentilla Fruticosa ‘Hachapp’, Malus ‘Golden Delicious’, Wall Spray, Braeburn Apple, Malus Domestica, Dwarf Quince, Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’, Potentilla Fruticosa ‘Gold Star’, Prunus Cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’, Thundercloud Cherry Plum, Prunus Persica Var. Nucipersica ‘Snow Queen’, Rhododendron Yakushimanum ‘Crete’, Rosa ‘Golden Showers’, Rosa X ‘Joseph’S Coat’, Large-Flowered Climber, Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’, Alchemilla Mollis ‘Thriller’, Weeping Flowering Cherry, First Snow Spirea, Fuji Apple, Japanese Rose, Prunus Laurocerasus, Prunus Salicina ‘Ozark Premier’, Alpine Alyssum, ‘Brilliantissima’ Chokeberry, Badja Peak Mint Bush, Cotoneaster humifusa, Berri-Magic® Japanese Skimmia, Raspberry ‘Anne’ and Aronia arbutifolia var. nigra.
As with other Rosa’s, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
You might be wondering why your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a, 10a.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) can grow up to 10′ – 20′ (3m – 6m) in 10′ – 20′ (3m – 6m) and 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm) in 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm).
These dimensions make the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose a relatively large climber compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 72″ (180cm) free so the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) wants regular watering to enhance fruit production but as a landscape plant, too much water will be a problem.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.
The Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose’s ideal soil potting mix is made out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this climber will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) in
Being a deciduous plant, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early).
You can expect your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer).
In particular, this climber is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting fragrant, and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose produces some beautiful pink, or pink flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
The Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose will look best in it.
Most Rosa X ‘Cecile Brunner’ (Climbing Type) owners agree that this climber will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of city and courtyard, and in informal and cottage styles.
In particular, the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose’s best location within your garden is in pergolas, wall-side borders, arbors, trellises, and in walls and fences, others use it for landscaping in a specimen, privacy screen, coastal exposure, barrier, cutting garden, espalier, or a urban garden.
Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Clematis, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Buxus will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.