Rosa banksiae ‘Alba’

(White Lady Banks Climbing Rose)

By September 21, 2022
Cluster of white lacy flowers from a Rosa banksiae alba, White Lady Banks Climbing Rose vine

About Rosa banksiae ‘Alba’ (White Lady Banks Climbing Rose)

This climbing evergreen bloomer is known as Rosa banksiae ‘Alba’. Clusters of double white flowers bloom from spring through summer atop slender stems accompanied by dark green foliage. With support, this vine can grow to an average mature landscape size of 15-20 feet tall. Its delicate blooms are offer a mild sweet scent and are perfect for freshly cut flowers for use in a table arrangement or vase.

This vine is commonly known by the name White Lady Banks Climbing Rose.

Care and planting instructions

Plant Rosa banksiae ‘Alba’ in an area that receives full sun exposure using well draining soil. Water thoroughly after planting to help establish its roots, then reduce frequency unless during periods of extreme heat. As the vine grows it is important to add a support system for its branches. If desired, prune immediately after its blooming season to train where it spreads and use a general fertilizer to promote new growth.

Landscape design ideas

An ideal vine for cottage style gardens, this plant really shines when planted to grow up a trellis, a chain link fence, or wall with any type of support system. For residential properties consider planting this climbing rose in the background of a plant bed with a variety of colorful perennials at the forefront.


Botanical Name: Rosa banksiae 'Alba'

Common Name: White Lady Banks Climbing Rose

Average Landscape Size: 15-20'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: White

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Vine

Sizes: 15 gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Ornamental Plant,