Asked on Apr 25, 2016

Yellow leaves on my roses

I bought a home which had 2 beautiful climbing rose bushes, I would like to know what kind of roses they are & WHY as they are blooming the leaves starts to turn yellow & fall off. I even bought rose spray, cut them back way down & the same thing happens on the new growth .
Leaves starting to fall off
What kind of rose is this
Why my leaves are yellow
  11 answers
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Apr 25, 2016
    There are many different causes of yellow leaves on roses
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 25, 2016
    It appears there is to much water on the leaves which will create the yellowing. When watering certain species water should not hit the leaves just the root system.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 25, 2016
    Yellowing leaves on plants is typically a sign of overwatering. Yellow leaves can also be caused by heat stress, damage from fertilizer or lack of sunlight. Having water remain on leaves shouldn't cause them to change color but overwatering the plants can. Check the moisture of your soil before watering.
  • Allinthefamilysingers Allinthefamilysingers on Apr 25, 2016
    Maybe over watering Could need some food too. Did u know they like coffee and coffee grounds. egg shells too. GOOD LUCK DHALL
  • Saskie Saskie on Apr 26, 2016
    That is 'Black Spot'. Spray with a solution of baking soda and water and a bit of dish soap before the spots appear. It is a fungal disease and some roses are more susceptible than others. Pick the fallen leaves and destroy them, do not water in the evening as the leaves don't have time to dry encouraging the spores to spread. There is also a rose dust for this if you want to use a chemical solution.
  • Linda Linda on Apr 26, 2016
    looks like blackspot. The variety of rose looks like it reverted back to rootstock, that's what they use to graft on other roses . When the graft dies or the rootstock is allowed to send shoots up it goes back to the original rose. most roses are grafted now days. I've had this happen to several of my roses. They still put out lots of flowers and are vigorous growers.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 26, 2016
    Many do not realize excess water on the leaves will cause damage to the plants. I think there is more than one situation going on with the bushes.My next suggestion for you is to use a systemic all in one for fungus,insects and mildew.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 26, 2016
    Another option is to take your photos and an affected cutting from the rose bush directly to a reputable garden nursery (not the local flunky at the garden section of a home store) and ask their horticulturist for a diagnosis. We're all mostly arm chair gardeners. Best of luck with your roses!
  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Apr 27, 2016
    The yellow leaf with the black markings, is black spot. It's best to not water the leaves. Make sure you are keeping up the feeding to the plant, because if plants are not fed and watered properly, they get 'distressed'.
  • Caley's Culinaries Caley's Culinaries on Apr 30, 2016
    BEAUTIFUL rose!! That a dying, yellow leaf is right next to a beautiful green leaf is the big clue! Yellow leaves is almost always a fertilizer deficiency, but on yours, it means too much standing water on the leaves, which promotes black spot fungus. Against that brick wall, it probably doesn't get much wind. Don't water in the afternoon or on cloudy days, only when the water will dry quickly, and avoid wetting the foliage. If that doesn't work, try the fungicide.
  • Saskie Saskie on May 01, 2016
    If you look at the spots on the leaves, it is definitely Black Spot.. Roses are heavy feeders so not very likely too much fertilizer.