- Common Name(s):
- Cherokee rose
- Native Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Vines
Not native to North Carolina but has naturalized here; spreading, arching canes; climbing; semi-evergreen; vigorous; numerous hooked prickles; glossy dark green leaves. Works well grown on a trellis or fence or sprawling over a wall though be aware of high traffic areas as it is quite prickly (thorny). Prune as needed in the late winter can be pruned into a 6 foot shrub. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool and discourages weeds.
Wildlife Value: Flowers are attractive to butterflies. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: his species rose is generally not susceptible to the disease and insect pests that attack many of the hybrid roses. Insect pests include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, spider mites, thrips, rose midges and leafhoppers. Potential disease problems include black spot, powdery mildew, and rust. To prevent foliar diseases avoid overhead watering and promote circulation promotes. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants, and from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough cleanup during the dormant season. Will spread aggressively in certain parts of the southeastern U. S.
- 15-60 ft.
- Flower Color:
- White with yellow stamens
- Dark green, glossy trifoliate leaves with toothed margins
- Large, fragrant, single blooms in spring; does not repeat; 5 petals white petals with yellow stamens bloom for weeks in the spring, followed by large orange-red edible rose hips
- Tolerates partial shade and poor soil but best flowering and disease resistance in full sun
- Fine to medium
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
- 3 to 4 in. white fragrant flowers in spring
- 3-6 ft.
- Growth Rate:
NCCES plant id: 549