Apricot Drift® Rose Tree

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The alluring blooms, easy-care nature, and lovely looks of the hardy Apricot Drift® Rose Tree (Rosa 'Meimirrot') are easy to forget! Especially when this gorgeous Tree Rose is absolutely covered in large sprays of frilly, double, apricot blooms! Free-flowering from spring through fall, this grafted Drift® Rose tree is sure to be the finishing touch to your landscape!

The lush flowers offer a depth of color that changes with the light and the age of the flowers. Each with 30 - 35 petals per bloom, much like you would find in the pouty, old-fashioned English Roses. Only this Apricot Drift® Tree Rose is elevated closer to your nose and to eye level on a 2-3 foot tall standard trunk! Take time to study these pretty plants, and you'll see apricot, peach, and pink tones on the same plant. It's a magnificent display when paired with all the pollinators and other beneficial insects that arrive to also admire the blooms!

The deep, dark-green leaves are the perfect backdrop for those phenomenal apricot and pink flowers! The disease-resistant foliage stays clean and attractive and the straight trunk is strong and true. The flowers continue to develop flush after flush. Rose breeders have outdone themselves this time when they came up with the Drift® series! Displaying a season-long show of color. It is just as tough and disease resistant as others in the Drift® series.

Enjoy success with pretty Drift® Rose Trees. Like other Roses in the Drift® series, these billowing blooms won't fade. That's right, enjoy the brilliant shades for months! Drift® series are decidedly modern Rose bushes that have a great deal of disease resistance bred into them. They are extremely cold-hardy and can also tolerate an amazingly wide range of climates throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 11!

Planting and Application:

Turn heads with this amazing little hardy Rose Tree! If you're looking for a Rose that, quite literally, rises above the competition, the Apricot Drift® Rose tree is exactly what you need! All the classic beauty of the original Apricot Drift® shrub, now in tree form! Expertly grafted atop a straight and tall single trunk, they look more like weeping or cascading works of art! Staying compact and never leggy, these are incredible specimens and focal point plants!

These Rose blooms will emerge from lush deep green foliage that perfectly compliments the bright pinks. Both leaves and flowers sit on top of a standard, giving it the appearance of a small tree! Repeat them along the front of your shrub border or in a Rose garden to add height and curb appeal! We recommend including some foliage, along with the blooms for your cut flower arrangements.

Apricot Drift® Rose trees are perfect for small gardens, container gardens, enhancing a Cottage border, or Pollinator beds! The lovely blooms brighten up the garden, and add dramatic punctuation and sculptural accents anywhere in the sun! You'll be able to enjoy the blooms of your Apricot Drift® Rose Tree from spring until the first frost! Talk about getting bang for your buck! Sit back and relax as the subtle scent of Roses wafts across your garden.

Try adding this tree as a centerpiece in your front lawn garden. It's a real eye-catcher and will draw the attention of anyone who walks past! Let these charming (but rugged!) specimens accent anywhere sunny, in large containers on your patio or on either side of your entryway for a fantastic entrance. They take the heat like a champ! Include them in Rock Gardens and highlight a mailbox garden.

  • Gorgeous Double Apricot Colored Blossoms
  • Light, Clean Fragrance
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies
  • Excellent Repeat Bloomer All Growing Season Long
  • Wonderful Compact Growing Habit Atop a 36-Inch Standard
  • Growth Habit Never Gets Leggy
  • Dark Green Foliage & Space-Saving - Fits in Small Gardens
  • Specimens, Accents & Fantastic in Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fear not! Apricot Drift Rose Trees are very easy to care for! Adding one or two of these little trees ensures a stunning garden with little work. All Roses do best in full sun and favor morning sun especially to dry their leaves, these sun-lovers at least 6 hours of sunlight a day to bloom best. Roses need a moderate amount of water on a regular basis and appreciate being planted in enriched, well-drained soil that doesn't get soggy. You'll be delighted at the hardiness of Apricot Drift® Rose Tree! Its petals may look delicate but it's actually extremely winter hardy and, once established, the tree is actually quite drought-tolerant as well. Add a 3-4 inch thick layer of Mulch over the root system to keep it cool and moist. Give them a slow-release fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer to support producing all those pretty blooms.

Rose Tree Care & Pruning

Some winter protection for Tree Form Roses is suggested for the colder zones 5 and 6 and some of zone 7 too by overwintering in an unheated garage after it goes dormant, or outside with straw and burlap wrap. Then in spring, take it back out or unwrap it. just as it begins to grow again in spring.

Early each spring, after the last frost of the year has passed, it's always a good idea to prune back Drift® Roses each early spring, and trim the head back to about a 12" sphere to maintain the nice round form atop its trunk. Throughout the summer, keep new blooms returning with occasional deadheading, quickly improving your overall display and prune away suckers and branching that forms at the base or on the trunk each year too. Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses, winterizing your Roses Here, and un-wintering Roses in the early spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun - Appreciates Morning Sun & Protected Locations
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Well-Drained Organically Enriched Soil
  • Loves Mulched Beds & Good Air Circulation
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Great Disease Resistant Modern Rose

People across the country are loving the easy-care nature and lovely looks of the hardy Apricot Drift® Rose Trees! Fantastic flowers, foliage, fragrance, and form. Order your own Apricot Drift® Rose Tree from Nature Hills today! Our expert growers give these plants exquisite care. Professional garden designers across the country trust the quality of Nature Hills landscape-grade plant materials, and you should too.

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Drift® Roses?

Roses prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Drift® Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Rose Trees Come Back Every Year?

Rose Trees are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Drift® Rose trees and bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Apricot Drift® Rose Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-11
Growing Zones 4-11
More Information
Brand Drift Roses
Botanical Name Rose 'Meimirrot'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 Foot Head on a 2-3 foot Standard
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes