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 to see our full list of subcategories such as Hedging Roses and Shade Tolerant Roses.
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.
Clementina Carbonieri Aloha Chartreuse de Parme Guinee Constance Spry Arthur Bell 1902 Debutante At the start of the 20th century, one of the newest ramblers Debutante has become one of the most dependable. It has both delicious ‘old rose’ smell combined with good disease resistance. 1913 Clementina Cabonieri From Italian breeder Bonfiglioli, this rose defines the heavenly ‘Tea Rose’ scent perfectly. 1938 Guinee. One of the best fragrant red roses of all time, which isn’t just beautiful to look at, but on warm days, the aroma can be smelt far and wide. 1949 Aloha A hybrid of another fragrant rose ‘New Dawn‘. Strong fruity and sweet! Wonderful two-toned blooms. 1950 Rose de Resht It may be confusing that Rose de Rescht is on this list because it probably harks back way before 1950, but this was when it was rediscovered. A portland damask rose which flowers both Summer and Autumn. Its strong musky scent is one of the most potent of all the Damasks. 1961 Constance Spry The archetype of David Austin’s English Roses, combining the old with new. This was one of the first roses to be hybridised by Austin and still stands the test of time. It has a gorgeous myrrh-like scent inherited from one of its Victorian parents: Belle Isis. 1969 Westerland Westerland was one of many gems to be introduced from the Kordes family of Germany. This particular variety we think is one of its most boldly scented. Kordes continue to breed great roses such as ‘Joie de Vivre‘ rose of the year for 2011. 1978 Arthur Bell Climber Both this and the bush form are exceptional roses. There really are not many yellow roses that smell as good as Arthur Bell. Its namesake though may have many similar tones too, bold and fruity! 1986 Leaping Salmon One of the best varieties to be born of British breeders in the late 20th Century. The salmon pink blooms are highly fragrant. With the classic Hybrid Tea shape they make ideal cut flowers to bring that scent indoors. 1996 Chartreuse du Parme Many old wives tales say that modern roses don’t have fragrance, this is one of the most fragrant of all the roses we stock. Bold citrus scent with continuous blooms. A triumph of what 20th century rose breeders have achieved and Delbard roses continue to introduce striking highly aromatic examples today.