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Rosa laevigata

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ROH-sah ly-vih-GAY-tah
Description

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.

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. 

Site:  Tolerates partial shade and poor soil but best flowering and disease resistance in full sun

Texture:  Fine to medium

Exposure:  Sun to partial shade; range of soil types

Fragrance:  Moderate

 

VIDEO Created by Elizabeth Meyer for "Trees, Shrubs and Conifers" a plant identification course offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens.

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See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Anemone'
Tags:
#fragrant#thorns#showy flowers#deciduous#wildlife plant#trellis#prickles#fence#cpp#deer resistant#poor soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Anemone'
Tags:
#fragrant#thorns#showy flowers#deciduous#wildlife plant#trellis#prickles#fence#cpp#deer resistant#poor soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Species:
    laevigata
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & Southern China to Vietnam and Taiwan
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are attractive to butterflies. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Rose
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Climbing
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    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. 3 to 4 in. white fragrant flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, glossy trifoliate leaves with toothed margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer