Coral Drift® Rose Tree

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Coral Drift® Rose is one of the great Groundcover Roses in modern Rose culture. It is a shining member of the Drift® Rose collection and one of the most compact of the bunch. It is known for covering the ground with eye-catching orange-pink-coral double blooms clustered all over the shiny green foliage. It is such a pretty plant, that garden visitors strain their backs to bend down and look at it.

No more! We are very happy to offer Coral Drift® (Rosa 'Meidrifora') in a tree form that brings the beautiful flowers up higher, so you see them so much easier, but not lose any of the great qualities that make Coral Drift® so popular! Now elevated by being expertly grafted atop a 36-inch straight trunk standard!

Starting in the spring, this ambitious Rose Tree will bloom brilliantly with pretty orange-pink blossoms. These perfectly complement the stunning deep green-bronze foliage underneath. Altogether this accent absolutely demands your attention!

Coral Drift® Roses are known for their extensive bloom period, starting to show off their blooms in the spring and often won't stop until fall. Sometimes even the first frost of the season won't halt its beauty! Snip a few blooms for your floral arrangements to bring the joy inside!

With all those eye-catching many-petaled blossoms, it's no wonder pollinators like butterflies love stopping by! Their fluttering and buzzing only add to the brilliance of Coral Drift®.

Coral Drift® Rose is the answer to your low-maintenance garden dreams. It is adaptable to an incredibly wide range of USDA growing zones from 5-10, making it cold and heat-tolerant and very versatile! Drift roses are hardy and disease resistant, so you don't have to fuss with fungicides and sprays every year. Coral is especially tough and will grow and bloom for months over most of the continental US, even in places with harsh winters.

Planting and Application:

This specimen is a true Tree-Form Rose! Expertly grafted on top of a sturdy, straight trunk, you'll enjoy easy-care elegance and heightened beauty! Easily keeping a handsome mounded form, Coral Drift® Rose Tree acts as the perfect accent to your perennial border, pollinator garden, cottage bed, or Rose garden.

Of course, with those profuse orangy coral-colored blooms, it is fantastic as a flower bed centerpiece! Since it'll stay a nice, compact, size, you can plant Coral Drift® anywhere in the sun to add height, interest and color closer to eye and nose level! Fantastic by your front door and entry, or welcoming everyone as they turn into your drive!

This Rose absolutely shines in foundational plantings. Do you have a particularly sunny side of your house that could use some sprucing up? Coral Drift® has you covered! Coral Drift® will act as a focal point on the corner or between windows to add incredible curb appeal!

Perhaps consider planting at even intervals along your driveway or pathway leading to your front door. Think about the fantastic first impression those bright sunset-colored blossoms will make on your guests! Groupings enhance their effect on the landscape big time! Easy to prune into a lush rounded shape, this topiary will be a hit in a big container on your patio and a showstopper if you have a pair flanking a sunny doorway or in a potted plant collection at the corner of the deck.

Smaller gardens truly are this Drift® Roses specialty! City or small cottage gardens won't be overcrowded with this little ever-blooming tree! Plant a Coral Drift® in a blue or purple decorative pot and place it on your deck or patio for a stunning accent! If you're looking to pair your Coral Drift® Rose with other perennials, it could contrast nicely with some deep purples or you could add to the sunset effect with a few well-placed yellows and reds.

Vigorous Coral Drift® Rose Trees are a perfect choice to give as housewarming presents! Everyone has room to grow a Tree Rose! Want to really accent your Tree Rose? Try pairing Coral Drift® with its matching low-growing Groundcover Rose to add delightful skirting and interest to your garden beds and borders!

  • Up To 9 Months of Orange-Pink Color!
  • Wonderful Compact Growing Habit Atop a 36-Inch Standard
  • Attracts Pollinators & Great Cut Flowers
  • Bronzy Tinged Green Glossy Foliage
  • Mild Fragrance & Free Flowering
  • Specimens, Accents & Fantastic in Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

We know, that Rose care can seem like a tricky task to tackle, but we promise this Rose is as easy to care for as Roses come! Site selection is actually the most important aspect. Plant this lovely compact plant somewhere it can bask in the sun all day long for the best blooms! It's a real sun lover. Making sure the soil is well draining is important as well! Growing Roses in outdoor containers or in the ground requires a consistent schedule of supplemental moisture. Don't forget to add a thick layer of Mulch.

Coral Drift® Rose Trees, like others in the Drift® series, are notoriously easy to maintain and extremely disease resistant! No need to worry about common Rose ailments anymore! Fertilize your Coral Drift® each spring. A slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer should do the trick and leave your shrub happier and healthier than ever.

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 and trim the head back to about a 12" sphere 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 Coral Drift® Rose, and trim the head back to about a 12" sphere to maintain the nice round form atop its trunk. Keep new blooms returning with occasional deadheading, quickly improving your overall display.

Prune away suckers and branching that forms at the base or on the trunk each year too. Pruning Roses allows for better, bushier growth each year and stimulates new growth. Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Consistent Moisture & Fertilization
  • Requires Well-Drained Organically Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Early Spring

Brilliant Pink Iceberg Rose Tree is just the designer look your landscape has been craving! Elevate your garden design in every way with these gorgeous pink blooms. This renowned Iceberg has finally come to Nature Hills for your enjoyment, so be sure to give us a call as soon as these are in so you won't miss out on a single bloom!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose Trees 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. 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 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 Tree-form 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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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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Shipping Rates

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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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Coral Drift® Rose Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Drift Roses
Botanical Name Rosa 'Meidrifora'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate Consistent
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No