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Rosa spinosissima

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ROH-sah spin-oh-SIS-ih-mah
Description

A JC Raulston Arboretum selection; disease, drought and salt tolerant; Groundcover; low spreading mound

Synonyms:  Rosa pimpinellifolia L.;  Rosa sibirica Tratt.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Species:
    spinosissima
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to South Western Siberia and NW. Iran and Algeria
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Rose
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Miniature light pink flowers in May
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt