Rose arch: What material? Wood or metal?

Rose bows are available in various designs and materials. We have summarized the advantages of the different materials for you.

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An ornamental garden without roses? I can’t imagine! We can enjoy their flowers all summer long. Here we have the choice between numerous varieties in different colours and growth forms. Particularly impressive are climbing roses that rise up from an arch of roses.

Rose bows can be made of different materials. Which bow you ultimately choose depends not least on certain preferences for the material in question. Practical features certainly also play a role, after all it is supposed to be a stable and long-lasting rose arch, which is also visually convincing and harmoniously integrated into the outdoor area.

Various materials

Archways can be made of the following materials:

  • wood
  • Metal
  • plastic
  • bamboo

Wooden rose arches

As a natural material, wood naturally blends perfectly into your garden. A natural ambience is underlined. This is why a rose arch made of wood is particularly suitable, for example, if you want to use it as a border to the sitting area or terrace, which are already equipped with wooden furniture.

Wood has one disadvantage: It doesn’t last forever. If an archway made of wood is to remain affordable, it is usually made of spruce or pine wood. The outdoor durability is about five years. The wood should not be used untreated. Then heat, humidity and frost add to the rose bow and you can already dismantle and renew the bow after half the time.

Finished rose arches are available in stores. At Amazon these 3 are the most popular:

Metal rose arches

If your rose bow is to endure a lot and give you many years of pleasure, metal archways are the best choice. The robust frames are available in numerous different versions. The palette ranges from simple and straightforward construction to playful ornaments. The solid metal archways are considered classic rose arches and are particularly versatile. In addition, you can purchase these rose bows quite inexpensively, as the following list shows:

Plastic rose arches

There is hardly a material that proves to be more robust and durable. Plastic does not rot, it cannot rust, it does not become porous and does not mold. On the other hand, there is the fact that a plastic rose bow looks less natural. But this circumstance is concealed by lavishly growing climbing roses.

If you decide for such a variant, we have here a small selection of plastic rose bows for you:

Rose bows made of bamboo

Bamboo is also a sheer indestructible material and also quite natural and appealing in appearance. Especially gardens with a Far Eastern touch benefit from a rose arch made of bamboo. The bamboo sticks are easy to assemble and in combination with other bamboo elements a harmonious and harmonious picture is created.

These are the bestsellers on Amazon:

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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