Sombreuil as a free-standing shrub
I know many of you have had success with training/growing certain climbers as free-standing shrubs, so I am tempted to try this with my Sombreuil. I know there has been much discussion regarding the correct identity of this rose, and perhaps to help clarify the ID of my rose, I can say that I purchased this from The Antique Rose Emporium and I have grown it tied somewhat laterally to a low fence section. Since the canes are so thorny and stiff, I believe I would prefer growing it as a tall free-standing shrub. Has anyone had success growing this particular rose this way?