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'Snow Pavement' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 13-671
most recent 22 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 AUG 06 by
In my nursery 'Snow Pavement' often shows a subtle shading of the white flowers with lavender. Its so subtle that I would doubt my eyes except that so many customers have commented on it. Andrew Van Cleve of Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm
Reply #1 of 4 posted 27 JUN 20 by Patricia KS
We had a Snow Pavement in a previous garden that had a definite pale lilac blush. It was much taller than listed - easily 5 feet tall.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 6 AUG 22 by Montana
What zone were you in (and state) and how much sun? I have 3, will need to move one and now nervous they will get too big for spots. Thanks
Reply #3 of 4 posted 22 MAY by PepperReed
Just picked my first bloom today -- pale lavender and intense delicious fragrance. SP is a 4 yo in full sun and blooms will fade to a white in a day or so, altho occasionally it will retain a pinkish cast to the blooms if the weather remains cool. It is a densely branching 3 x 4.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 22 MAY by Nastarana
'Pavement' is a misnomer. This gets huge. It would be a good choice for a dense, thorny hedge, where that might be needed. If you are in a climate too cold for Mermaid, try this one. Flower color and fragrance are as described above.
Discussion id : 134-339
most recent 24 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 AUG 22 by heliotrope42
I have a Snow Pavement growing in a pot. I just stuck my nose in a blossoms and oh, my goodness! I'm not good at describing fragrances but it was so rich and deep. Someone may have mentioned to me that this might be a rugosa that is a little less likely to get iron chlorosis in alkaline soils. Does anyone have any input on that possibility?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 MAR by PepperReed
In my Zone 5b/6a garden, I have soil that is very mineral rich (esker) that is fairly neutral (6.8ish) and several trees and shrubs that are susceptible to iron chlorosis are impacted. However, my Snow Pavement doesn't have any issues! She's a beautiful 3x3 shrub, with dense branching and deliciously fragrant flowers from June thru end of August.
Discussion id : 134-724
most recent 9 OCT 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 OCT 22 by Seaside Rooftop
The description says occasional repeat, but here in my warm climate (z11) it has bloomed in reliable flushes since the spring. Even now in October, it is again covering itself in buds.
Discussion id : 6-174
most recent 4 FEB 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 MAY 04 by Rebecca and Michelle Wade
What is zone 3 thru 9? How do I grow a snow pavement rose shurb?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 JUN 04 by Anonymous-27042
Zones 3 to 9 refers to hardiness zones used in the USA and Canada. The zones listed for this rose means that it can live in climates where the yearly average MINIMUM temperature ranges from -30 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit up to 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Our summers get into the 90's (Fahrenheit!) with lots of humidity, which doesn't bother the rose.

This is a very tough and easy to grow rose. It gets to be a nice thick rounded shape and hardly needs pruning. You can plant it as for any rose - enriched soil in a deep hole will make it happy. (I started with a two foot wide by two foot deep hole with compost and peat moss added to it.) It sounds up shoots from underground, so you can either let it spread, or dig the shoots up to give to friends. The buds are pink, and the flowers open a very cool smooth pale lavender, with a sweet spicy smell. It didn't lose a twig during an extrremely cold winter this year.

Hope this helps.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 4 FEB 17 by Chris
wish i knew the lineage on this one,,,,
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