Rosa 'Climbing Étoile de Hollande'

rose Etoile de Hollande (climbing hybrid tea)

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4 litre potted rose £27.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Rosa 'Climbing Étoile de Hollande' rose Etoile de Hollande (climbing hybrid tea): Sumptuous crimson rose

This rose is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Large, fragrant, deep crimson blooms appear in a generous flush in June and July, but then continue to appear (in fewer number) until September. This vigorous climbing rose is one of the best for covering an unsightly house wall, and the flowers make excellent additions to the vase.

    All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November. Some suppliers send out their roses as 'bare root' plants (ie without pots or compost), but we pot ours up as it helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. As they are dormant throughout the winter, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots. The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally they should be planted out as soon as possible. They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting.

  • Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plant’s roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka replant disease). Before planting you will also need to make sure that there is adequate support for the rose to grow onto.

    Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the 'bud union' (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across the top of the hole. When they are at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well. Tie the stems to the support in an open fan shape and as new shoots emerge, tie these in horizontally, as this will encourage flowering shoots to form nearer the base.

    When planting against a large tree, dig a hole about a metre away from the trunk and angle the rose towards the trunk. The tree must be mature and strong enough to take the weight of the rose. Or you can train the rose up to the crown of branches, using wooden supports. In this case the rose should be planted on the outer reaches of the tree's canopy. Allow it to scramble up the supports and then into your chosen tree.

    Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser (following the manufacturer’s instructions) each spring. They will also benefit from a generous mulch of composted farmyard manure in spring, but make sure this is kept away from the stems.

    From late autumn to late winter, pop on a pair of tough gloves and remove any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems. Tie in new stems and shorten the side shoots of any flowered stems by up to two thirds. When the plants become congested, remove one or two of the oldest stems, cutting them right back to their base. Climbing roses usually respond well to hard pruning, so those that have become very overgrown can be renovated from late autumn to late winter. First remove any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems completely. Keeping from four to six young stems, cut all the others right back to their base. Shorten the side shoots on the remaining stems by up to a half and tie these onto the support.

  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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Arrived well packed and is now growing strongly


Have bought from Crocus a few times and always been happy with the plants.




Yes - an excellent Rose . Highly recommended


Arrived well packed and in good health




Rose order


It is a climbing rose and adorns the wall where our old rose grew. The perfume is beautiful






Just right for climbing a trellis on my wall. Flowered first year oif planting and was just as expected. Very pleased with this rose


North London


I would buy this item again.


Super reliable service. More than happy with this rose 🌹 look forward to It being bigger & better next year.


West midlands


Very good specimen


Stunning ,healthy rose




Good climber.


Great climber in first year.




Climbing Roses


Received two healthy well established climbing roses. Would purchase from Crocus again.




Good healthy plant


Healthy plant, well packaged. Ideal against a wall. Easy to grow. Amazing scent and rich colour




A climbing rose of great presence


One of my favourite climbing roses. Wonderful scent and colour. Takes a little while to get going, but well worth the wait. Will do quite well in shade.

pippa M




4.7 12


I have a Climbing Etoile De Hollande and moved it last year. I pruned it in the autumn and it is growing well. My question is why are there no buds forming.? All my other roses are in flower.


If the plant is getting lots of sun, then most likely reason for a lack of flowers is a fertiliser that is too high in nitrogen.The good news is that given time and the right conditions, there is no reason why it wont eventually flower.


Would climbing rose Etoile de Holland do alright by the sea? I have a South facing sunny wall in mind, but it will be exposed to the sometimes strong winds straight off the sea, blowing at it sideways!


Hello there This climber is not recommended for coastal conditions and I think it will struggle in strong salty winds. The best roses for these conditions are the rugosas or Rosa canina but sorry these are not climbers. Hope this helps

Can rosa-climbing etoile de hollade be grown in a pot please.


Hello, Climbing roses never do very well in pots, so while it may flourish for a year or so, it will start to struggle after that - it's much better to plant it out in the ground.


Scented Rose for a present Dear Crocus I was wondering if you could let me know of a lovely scented rose, as I would like to buy one as a Christmas present for a friend? Many thanks

Dennis Hammond

Hello There, If you click on the following link it will take you to all the roses we sell that have a strong perfume. It is worth keeping in mind though that they do look like bare sticks at this time of the year. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Fragrant roses Hi I was hoping you could help me. I'm looking for fragrant roses that bloom more then once a year can you advice With thanks Louise


Hello Louise, I am not sure if you are after shrub or climbing roses, but if you click on the following link it will take you to a few of the strongest scented, repeat flowering roses.

Crocus Helpdesk

Do you keep a history of orders? Do you keep a history of orders? I placed an order last year in the autumn for two rose climbers ( one red and one white) however I have lost the names of them and would like some info "care instructions" Please could you help Many thanks Sharon

Sharon Stiefel

Hello Sharon, I have checked your order history and can see that you have purchased Rosa Climbing Etoile de Hollande and Rosa Climbing Iceberg. If you click on the following links it will take you to lots of useful information. Rosa Climbing Etoile de Hollande Rosa Climbing Iceberg I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Helen, that's very helpful Many thanks

Sharon Stiefel

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