Planting and cultivating rose bows - That's how it's done

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A rose bow has always been a special eye-catcher in the garden. We therefore explain here how you can plant and care for a rose arch.

A rose arch needs a lot of care

Such a rose arch is also ideal as a room divider and conjures a lot of romance in your own garden. However, when setting up a rose arch, it is important that you pay attention to the stability of the rose arch so that the roses can "hold on" over many years.

Plant rosebows

In the gardening market, the selection of different climbing roses is enormous. However, it is advisable to buy roses that are as far as possible adapted to our latitudes, robust and richly flowering. The color selection is purely a matter of taste and can easily go along with a two-tone design.

Rose bows should always be planted with at least two climbing roses - one plant per side. Extremely wide rose arches even tolerate a planting with four climbing roses - two plants per side with a planting distance of about 50 centimeters. Best planting time for this is the early fall, so from late September / early October.

When planting, you should make sure that the roots of the climbing roses do not collide with the foundation of the rose arch, but can develop freely - so you have to allow for enough distance when fixing the rose arch.


The soil should be enriched in advance with humus, so that the climbing roses grow better and are already well supplied when growing.

Also, you should water the roses well in the first few days, so that they root quickly. Also, you can now already the first rose shoots intertwine with the rose arch - attach this best with small plastic clamps on the rose arch.

Maintain rose arch

┬╗Roses intertwine:

It is important to note that they always braid all shoots evenly around the rose arch without kinking them. Especially since the side shoots of a climbing rose are always responsible for a rich flowering and not - as often unfortunately still assumed - their main motivation.


Old shoots, withered flowers and even dead branches should be cut off with a pair of scissors, so that the fresh shoots have enough space to spread their full flower splendor.

┬╗Fertilizing / Pouring:

You only need to fertilize your roses in the spring - from March to June - with a special rose fertilizer. And irrigation of the climbing roses on the rose arch is necessary, but should not be done in the noon hours. On hot days, you can also water the roses twice a day, but without waterlogging around the rose bushes.


Always spray climbing roses from below and do not wet the leaves. So you can effectively avoid an infestation with a fungal disease.


Rosebone cutback

With the annual pruning of the climbing roses in the spring you should not just the new shoots (annual shoots) cap, because they provide the following year for a fresh bloom.

However, in the course of the years there is a lack of space on the Rosenbogen, ie the shoots are too intertwined, you have to remove some shoots (preferably two years old) as close as possible to the ground. Close to the ground, the pruning is therefore advisable, so that the climbing rose freshly expelled again from below and ensures a uniform growth at the rose arch.


If you have cut the shoot near the ground, it is usually quite difficult to thread it properly out of the rose arch. However, if you wait a few days, then this shoot will turn brown (dies) and you can see it in the dense network easier and thus remove more easily.


In winter, you should pile the climbing roses generously (preferably over the finishing station), so that they do not suffer frost damage. And if you also cover them with a thin garden fleece around the rose arch (tie them down easily), the climbing roses are optimally protected in winter and you will hardly notice any damage in the coming year.

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