• Breeders of english roses
  • Winners of 22 chelsea flower show gold medals
  • 5 Year Guarantee

Strawberry Hill

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

An award-winning rose bearing fragrant rosettes of superb quality
Beautiful at all stages; bearing pure rose pink, cupped rosettes of superb quality. Strong and delicious myrrh fragrance. Extremely healthy with vigorous, informal growth.
  • Good for disease resistance
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Exceptional Fragrance
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bred by David Austin
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Delivery information

Standard delivery £3.95

Next or nominated working day £6.95

Saturday delivery £20.00

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We offer a 5 year guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with living plants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow within 5 years, we will replace them free of charge. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 01902 376300.

Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type English Leander Hybrid
  • Colour Rose pink
  • Fragrance Strength Very Strong Fragrance
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Very
  • Height 4.5ft
  • Width 3ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2006
  • Appellation AUSRIMINI
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Roses are easy to care for

  • Water until well established
  • Prune once in the winter
  • Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Cecile Brunner Climbing is a once flowering climber with small flowers.

Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches, obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in pots. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Availability period: November – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.

POTTED ROSES

Availability period: All Year

Potted roses are the very same roses as bare root roses. After each rose is dug up from the field, it is planted into a 6 litre pot, with our specially formulated planting mix. They are ideal for adding instant colour to the garden during the summer months, as well as making thoughtful gifts throughout the year.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

Please click here to see a list of roses that are ideal for growing in shade.

Which are the most fragrant roses?

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Detailed Description

Bears small clusters of medium-sized, pure rose pink, cupped rosettes. The blooms are of superb quality, looking beautiful at all stages. As they age, their petals gradually pale at the edges and they eventually expose glimpses of yellow stamens. There is a strong, delicious myrrh and heather honey fragrance. A very healthy variety.

Growth Habit

The growth is tall, vigorous and rather informal, with slightly arching branches and attractive glossy, dark green foliage. This is a wonderful choice for a position to the rear of a mixed border, or for a border of shrub roses. It can also be trained as a short climber.

Origins of the name

Strawberry Hill is a beautiful gothic revival house in Twickenham, London, which was built by Horace Walpole, son of the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. He laid out a fine garden which, along with the house, has recently been restored.

Awards

It has been presented with several prizes including a Prix d’Honneur at the fragrance trials in Nantes, France; the National Institute of Agricultural Botany’s Gold Standard Award and a gold medal at the 4th Echigo Fragrance Competition in Japan.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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