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  • The Rose Tree 1885 "Worlds Largest!" - Tombstone
  • The Rose Tree 1885 "Worlds Largest!" - Tombstone
  • The Rose Tree 1885 "Worlds Largest!" - Tombstone

This is the "World's Largest Rose Bush",that usually blooms during the month of April. The rose is a white Lady Basksia and the root was sent from Scotland in 1881. The bush was planted to climb over the woodshed. Mr. Macia tore down the shed and built the trellis. The bush does not require feeding or spraying, but it does require pruning and watering. Several truck loads of brush are pruned from the bush each January. The blossom is a small white rose growing in clusters. When Robert Ripley fires called this bush "the world's largest" it was one fourth its present size. It now covers more than 8,000 square feet. Walk under the bush out into the backyard, this is the best view. You are welcome to take pictures.

Address: Corner of 4th & Toughnut St, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Directions: From Tucson heading east on I-10, take exit 303 at state highway 80 towards Douglas. After about 23 miles, you will arrive in Tombstone, Arizona
Phone: 520-457-3326
Website: http://www.tombstonechamber.com/Rose-Tree-Museum-and-Books

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2011
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