Autumn Sunset® Climbing Rose

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Tough, rugged, disease resistant. Easy care and winter hardy! No, we're not talking about a utility truck, it's the Autumn Sunset® Climbing Rose! The easy-breezy Autumn Sunset® (Rosa 'Autumn Sunset') Climbing Rose brings beauty, fragrance, and strength to home landscapes. This selection is a real win-win-win to meet the demands of modern families!

Autumn Sunset® blooms its head off from summer through fall, and in wonderfully yummy pale and creamy buttery yellow to apricot-gold petals play nicely with other colors in the garden! The fruity fragrance is also delightful! The vertical and strong canes hold the blooms aloft for easier nose and eye enjoyment! Enjoy the blooms in your garden, or cut them for incredible floral arrangements indoors! Plus attracting every bee, butterfly, and a few curious hummingbirds as well!

It's a compact Climbing Roses and stays within bounds - only reaching 5-7 feet in height and spreading 4-5 feet wide. The blooms are a large and decorative double that is produced in large, impactful clusters. Each blossom has between 20 - 25 petals, so it's an open and informal feel. This is an easy-care modern Climbing Rose and highly resistant to black spot and winter chill throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 10.

Planting and Application:

There is a place in just about every garden for a space-saving Climbing Rose! Train it over a sturdy trellis and hide those recycling bins! Use in a sunny side yard to beautifully increase privacy. You'll appreciate how fast it grows, how quickly it hides eyesores, and how fast you'll enjoy shade and privacy around your seating areas and garden benches!

Drape Autumn Sunset® over your front door, porch or sun-drenched patio, or add curb appeal by training one over your boring garage. Even container gardeners, balconies, and areas with no actual yard can still enjoy this smaller Climbing Rose selection! Just pot them up into a protected planter and give them a trellis, porch column, or arbor to climb on! You'll have scented bistro breakfasts, private coffee nooks, and shaded poolside seating all growing season-long!

  • Pale Creamy Apricot-Gold Blooms
  • Fast Growing Compact Climbing Rose
  • Wonderfully Fragrant!
  • Pollinators & Cut Flower Friendly!
  • Shade, Specimens, Privacy Screens & Vertical Container Gardening

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Choose a planting site with full sun and well-drained soil. Give Roses a consistent, even amount of water and regular Rose food to support the abundant bloom production. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to the planting hole to provide a life-long resource, and keep your Rose roots happy with a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist bark chips.

How to Prune and Train Climbing Roses

Pruning should not be done during the first two to three years, since Climbing Roses need time to build flowering Rose canes. These structural canes will grow thicker for several years before it is time to replace them.

Spring Pruning and Structural Rejuvenation

Remember that spring pruning is most limited to removing broken branches, and dead tips or correcting the structure of the Climbing Roses. If you remove long canes and side branching you will be removing the first set of June flowers.

  1. Prune Roses in early spring just as you see new buds beginning to swell.
  2. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches.
  3. Identify several new, younger, more vigorous canes to become the new structural foundation of your beautiful Climbing Rose.
  4. Remove the fattest, oldest canes out at the soil level, if possible and right after the first set of flowers finishes. Those canes will be replaced with new shoots that develop from the base. As these new, rapidly produced shoots elongate, you will want to direct, train, and tie them into the place you would like them to develop.

Summer Maintenance and Pruning

Horizontal branches produce the most flowers. Prune these secondary canes after flowering, because Climbing Roses bloom on last year's canes (old wood).

  1. Cut your secondary canes down to 6 - 8 inches above a bud after the first flush of flowers has finished.
  2. Trim the secondary canes back at 90 to 45-degree angles.
  3. Keep your structural support canes in place.

In colder regions it may be more difficult to maintain Climbing Roses, so choosing your planting site is important.

Winter protection is best for Roses grown in zones 7 and colder. Mulch is your best, more natural way to overwinter roses by mounding the dormant canes in late fall. Don't fall prune, rather instead wait until spring.

Read all you need about pruning Roses, winterizing Roses, and un-wintering Roses in the early spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog! Every 3-5 years, practice renewal pruning to keep Climbing Rose growing and blooming vigorously. Untie the canes after the first flush of flowers is finished, then prune the oldest, thickest canes out at ground level and retie the young, thin canes.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Regular Fertility
  • Appreciates Enriched Well-Drained Soil & Mulched Beds
  • Easy to Grow & Train!
  • Prune Early Spring - Blooms On Old & New Wood

Enjoy creamy, buttery-gold, scented blooms without worrying about sacrificing garden space! Order your own Autumn Sunset® Climbing Rose today from the experts at!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Climbing Rose?

Roses need a protected location and 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 Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. 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 Roses Come Back Every Year?

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

How Do I Find Rose Bushes & Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at 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.

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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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Autumn Sunset® Climbing Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'Autumn Sunset'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Soft Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes