The New Dawn Climbing Rose, otherwise known as the Rosa X ‘New Dawn’ or Rose ‘New Dawn’, Large-Flowered Climber, 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 New Dawn Climbing Rose Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
The fundamental caring guidelines for every New Dawn Climbing Rose can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The New Dawn Climbing Rose needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
- Light: Keep your Rosa X ‘New Dawn’ in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the New Dawn 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.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the New Dawn Climbing Rose this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the New Dawn Climbing Rose belongs to the Rosaceae family, and the genus Rosa, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Rosa X ‘New Dawn’ (ROH-zuh).
As with other Rosa’s, the New Dawn Climbing Rose is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
You might be wondering why your New Dawn 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 ‘New Dawn’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 5 – 9 region, and in climate zones that range between 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the New Dawn Climbing Rose is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the New Dawn Climbing Rose actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Rosa X ‘New Dawn’ can grow up to 10′ – 15′ (3m – 4.5m) in 10′ – 15′ (3m – 4.5m) and 6′ – 10′ (180cm – 3m) in 6′ – 10′ (180cm – 3m).
These dimensions make the New Dawn 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 144″ (360cm) free so the New Dawn Climbing Rose can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the New Dawn 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 irregular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Rosa X ‘New Dawn’ needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
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 New Dawn 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.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your New Dawn Climbing Rose then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your New Dawn Climbing Rose needs or does not need water, every time.
The New Dawn 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 New Dawn 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 ‘New Dawn’ in
Being a deciduous plant, the New Dawn Climbing Rose will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid, late), and during the fall.
In particular, this climber is well known for its repeat flowering, fragrant and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The New Dawn Climbing Rose produces some beautiful pink, or white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the New Dawn Climbing Rose have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
The New Dawn 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.
Does your New Dawn Climbing Rose have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.
Most Rosa X ‘New Dawn’ owners agree that this climber will look great in most cottage gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, city and courtyard, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the New Dawn Climbing Rose’s best location within your garden is in trellises, arbors, wall-side borders, pergolas, beds and borders, and in walls and fences, others use it for landscaping in a hedge, barrier, border, or a privacy screen.
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your New Dawn Climbing Rose, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.