Welcome to the online store of Trevor White Roses
Specialist Growers of Roses Ancient & Modern
We have been growing roses in Norfolk since 1984 and take great pride in producing quality plants. Good cultivation in virgin soil, strict grading and minimal storage ensure that they arrive in the best possible condition. Most of our roses can be purchased bare root (dormant) for delivery from November until March, in addition we also offer a selection that can be bought potted in peat-free compost which are available throughout the year.
Old Roses are our special passion, yet we love roses of all persuasions and stock many beautiful Species, Shrub, Climbing and Rambling Roses, both modern and old. Our aim is to offer a range that fully embodies the sheer diversity that roses can bring to your garden. Fragrance, foliage, fruit and flower come in a multitude of variations and permutations that provides a rose for virtually every situation.
We hope our new website helps and inspires you to discover more about our unique collection. The new filter options, enhanced format & ‘Wishlists’ should make finding the right rose from over 500 different varieties much easier. See our ‘ALL CATEGORIES’ page for our full list of subcategories such as Hedging Roses and Shade Tolerant Roses.
Sweet Honey is Rose of the Year This year among our new introductions we have Sweet Honey, Rose of the Year. Launched at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019, this cute and compact variety has a divine fruity scent. Its size makes it perfect to grow in a container or could be used to brighten up a front of a border either by itself or in multiples as a low hedging. Winner of many international awards in Baden-Baden, Belfast, Courtrai, Lyon and Paris as well as German ADR, a label given for the most beautiful and disease resistant roses. Now available to buy now as a bare root plant to be delivered this November. We also stock previous winners including: Penny Lane - pink climber Rhapsody in Blue - purple shrub rose Global Beauty - yellow floribunda Joie de Vivre - pink bush For Your Eyes Only - pink persica hybrid Scent From Heaven - orange climber Lovestruck - red bush For our full list of new introductions check out NEW ADDITIONS 2019.
Joseph Pemberton's Hybrid Musks The term ‘Hybrid Musk’ was first used 100 years ago in 1917 to describe the rose Pax which had been bred by the Rev. Joseph Pemberton from Havering-atte-Bower in Essex. Pemberton used Trier a repeat flowering multiflora rambler in many of his crosses and he went on to develop a whole new race of roses, shrubs with clusters of beautifully fragrant blooms in delicate hues. They were certainly ahead of their time and although a few won awards they didn’t achieve great popularity until much later. Today they are highly regarded, many good enough to be given AGMs (Award of Garden Merit) from the RHS like Cornelia, Penelope and Prosperity. Although termed Hybrid Musks they actually have very little of the true musk rose (Rosa moschata ) in their ancestry. After his death in 1926 his sister Florence and gardeners the Bentalls carried on his breeding work producing such great roses as Buff Beauty, Ballerina and Robin Hood.