• Breeders of english roses
  • Winners of 23 chelsea flower show gold medals
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Munstead Wood

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

A multi-award winning rose with sumptuous, fragrant flowers.
A healthy variety with sumptuous, deep velvety crimson blooms. Strong Old Rose fragrance with fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson.
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Exceptional Fragrance
  • Ideal for pots and containers
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 5 to 10
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Delivery information

Under $10 $5.95 s&h

$10 - $20 $9.95 s&h

$20.01 - $60 $14.95 s&h

$60.01 - $100 $19.95 s&h

$100.01 - $150 $24.95 s&h

$150.01 - $200 $29.95 s&h

$200.01 - $300 $34.95 s&h

$300 and over $39.95 s&h

For orders to Canada, Alaska and Hawaii, please add $20.00 to the normal shipping charge.

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We offer a 5 year guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with livingplants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow in the first 5 years, we will replace them free of charge. Roses shipped outside the recommended planting time for your zone will not be guaranteed. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 800-328-8893.

Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
  • Color Deep crimson
  • Fragrance Strength Very Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Good
  • Height 3ft
  • Width 2.5ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2007
  • Appellation AUSBERNARD
  • Suitable for zones Zones 5-10
  • Petal Count 74 petals
  • Patent 19876
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BARE ROOT/OWN ROOT ROSES DELIVERY

All orders are shipped at the correct planting time for your zone. Please see the table below to find out when to expect shipment of your bare root roses.

USDA GROWING ZONE* SHIPMENT DATE
Zone 9 and 10 Mid-January
Zone 8 February
Zone 6 and 7 March
Zone 5 April
Zone 4 May

2-QUART, POTTED ROSE DELIVERY

USDA GROWING ZONE* SHIPMENT DATE
All Zones Spring/Fall

CANADA

We are now taking orders for bare root roses for shipment in Canada in late April 2018. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship the 2-Quart Potted roses to Canada.

Looking for help?

At David Austin Roses we’re committed to helping you through every stage of growing roses – from selecting the right variety to giving your rose the care it needs to thrive. If you’re ready to buy or need more help, talk to one of our friendly rose experts. 

Roses are easy to care for

  • Water roses until well established Water until well established
  • Prune roses once in winter Prune once in the winter
  • Feed roses twice Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance, Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Constance Spry Climbing is a once flowering climber. Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches and obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in 2 quart pots. The bare root roses are 2 year old plants, whereas the 2 quart pots are 32 weeks old. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting

BARE ROOT ROSES

Availability period: January – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.

2-QUART POTTED ROSES

Availability period: April - October

Planted in a carefully selected planting mix; these own root roses are available for delivery this April - October, enabling you to plant roses outside of the bare root rose season. Our own root roses are grown from cuttings, so the roots are the same variety as the flowers, unlike our bare root roses which are grafted onto Dr. Huey rootstock.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

Please click here to see a list of roses that are ideal for growing in shade.

Which are the most fragrant roses?

Please click here to see a list of our most fragrant roses.

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Detailed Description

Light crimson buds gradually open to reveal very deep velvety crimson blooms, with lighter coloured outer petals. The flowers are large cups at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time. As the flowers age, we get glimpses of the stigma and stamens amongst the petals. There is a strong Old Rose scent which our fragrance expert, Robert Calkin, assesses as “warm and fruity with blackberry, blueberry and damson notes”. A healthy variety.

Growth Habit

The bushy, spreading growth forms a broad shrub with good disease resistance. The young leaves are red-bronze, later turning mid-green, forming a nice contrast. A relatively short shrub, it is ideal for planting towards the front of a border.

Origins

Munstead Wood was the name of the horticulturalist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll’s home in Surrey, England. It was designed by the architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, whose professional partnership with Jekyll was one of the most influential of the Arts and Crafts movement. Gertrude Jekyll wrote her many gardening books at Munstead Wood and it was her home for most of her life.

Awards

Munstead Wood has won several awards, including being voted ‘Flower of the Year 29’ by readers of the French magazine, Rustica; being presented with the gold medal for fragrance at the 211 Japan Rose Society trials and, also in 211, winning Portland’s Best Rose Contest for Best Shrub Class in the USA.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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