Tree Roses

Tree Rose Garden Tips

4-budded vs. 2-budded

Jackson & Perkins' tree roses are exceptional for many reasons. Not only are they healthy, vigorous, and remarkably beautiful, but they are also more robust than the industry tree roses because of our rootstock.

The industry uses what is called Dr. Huey rootstock, which tends to produce only 3 to 4 thick roots and trunks that are prone to bowing. Our rootstock, on the other hand, puts forth thicker trunks with less bowing, more roots that are pliable (and therefore easier to pot up), less eyes along the trunk, and greater disease resistance.

Jackson & Perkins' tree roses are also 4-budded as opposed to the industry-typical 2-budded varieties. This means if you were to look down on the top of the tree, a 2-budded one would have buds at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions. A 4-budded tree, however, would have buds as 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock— a distinctly fuller and more well-balanced tree!