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Rosa sericea pteracantha - Species Shrub Rose

Rosa sericea pteracantha

Species Shrub. Bred by Nature in China in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Large Shrub
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Bloom Size:
 
Small - about 1 inch
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 7 ft
Recommendation:
 
Collectors

Comments It's rarely used either in breeding or as a garden rose. Its chief characteristic is the huge crimson prickles that form along its fresh, new canes. These match perfectly with its red fall hips. Foliage is small and leaves have nine leaflets. Flowers are small and white. It's a fun rose to have in a large collection if just for its novelty.