Welcome to the new online store of Trevor White Roses | Specialist Grower of Old Roses
We have been growing roses here 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, Modern, Climbing and Rambling Roses. Our aim has simply been 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 search options and enhanced format should make finding the right rose from over 500 different varieties much easier.
Full Description and Brief History. Mme Alfred Carriere is a sweetly scented old Noisette rose.It is still one of the most popular white climbing roses.Its perpetual display of large double blush white blooms have a buff yellow to the base of the petal.The flower is ruffled at the edge which makes it very pleasing to the eye. The foliage is a fresh pale green and the health and vigour of the rose is excellent.The stems are pliable which makes them easy to train to a fence, pergola or wall. It can be planted in any aspect from full sun to shade and if planted in good soil can reach a height of over 4 metres. It was bred in France by Joseph Schwartz and was described as worthless when it was first released on to the market in 1879 however in 1908 it was proclaimed to be the best white climbing rose by the National Rose Society. Then had to wait until 1993 to get an Award of Garden Merit from the R.H.S. Schwartz died at just 39 and sadly was unable to see his most outstanding rose reach its glory. It is now a popular favourite among cottage garderners and recommended the likes of BBC Gardeners World and the RHS.