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Rosa chinensis

Common Name(s):

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RO-zuh chi-NEN-sis
Description

Drought tolerant. These plants are frequently damaged by deer.

Habit:  Deciduous

Site:  Sun to light shade; moist, well-drained soil

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Cultivars / Varieties:
'Semperflorens'
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Semperflorens'
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China South-Central and Vietnam
    Wildlife Value:
    These plants are frequently damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Description:
    ovoid to pear-shaped green-brown to scarlet fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2 in. single or semi-double flowers in summer; borne single or multiple; fragrant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, pinnately compound glossy green leaves; 3 to 5 leaflets
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No