Rosa rugosa

Botanical Name: Rosa rugosa

Phonetic: ROE-sah roo-GO-sah

Common Name(s): Rugosa Rose

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Eastern Russia, Korea, Japan, China
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Odd-pinnate
Number of Leaflets: 5-9
Leaf Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Orange and red
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: May-July
Flower Color(s): Rose pink to white

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 2-7
Climate Zone(s): 1-24
Growth Rate: Medium to fast              
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 4-6 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Black spot, powdery mildew, rust, aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, midges, leafhoppers, spider mites
Soil: Moist, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams

Features: Showy and fragrant flowers, attracts birds and butterflies, showy and edible fruit in fall and winter, tolerant of salty spray, can be invasive, rounded form, forms suckers, thorny branches
Uses: Hedge, naturalize, cottage gardens, beaches, erosion control, barrier, screening, background

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