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Which rose for climbing into a frangipani tree?

16 years ago

I have a beautiful old frangipani tree outside my kitchen window and it occured to me that maybe I could plant a rose to climb into its lovely open, sprawling branches. I was thinking maybe Mme. Gregoire Staechlin, as it blooms early (and the frangipani get its leaves late), might be a good choice. Or, I could go for something like Awakening, which would provide much more bloom, along with the tree's own flowers. Or, maybe I should just leave well alone, and enjoy the sculptural beauty of the bare tree? (Although I do have 3 others in the garden). The tree is underplanted with big mounds of lavender and cistus.

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.



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