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Rosa rugosa

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
RO-zuh roo-GO-suh
Description

Drought and salt spray tolerant. May sucker and form colonies, so be careful when planting because these plants can take over the garden. Withstands heavy pruning. These plants are frequently damaged by deer and is highly salt tolerant.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Alba', 'Albiglora', 'Atropurpurea'
Tags:
#deciduous#salt tolerant#playground#edible fruits#pollinator plant#childrens garden#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Alba', 'Albiglora', 'Atropurpurea'
Tags:
#deciduous#salt tolerant#playground#edible fruits#pollinator plant#childrens garden#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Species:
    rugosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Russian Far East to N. China and N. & Central Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    These plants are frequently damaged by deer
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Edible fruit
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3b, 3a, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Urn
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    2.5 to 3.5 in. rose-purple to white flowers in summer; fragrant; 1 in. urn-shaped orange to brick red hips in fall
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Black
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, odd pinnate dark green leaves; wrinkled; 5 to 9 leaflets; yellowish to bronze fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stout upright stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Salt