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Rosa laevigata

Common Name(s):
Cherokee rose
Categories:
Native Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Vines
Comment:

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. 

Height:
15-60 ft.
Flower Color:
White with yellow stamens
Foliage:
Dark green, glossy trifoliate leaves with toothed margins
Flower:
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
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Semi-evergreen
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
Fruit:
3 to 4 in. white fragrant flowers in spring
Type:
Climbing
Fragrance:
Moderate
Width:
3-6 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
poor soil, prickles, fence, showy flowers, deciduous, fragrant, trellis, butterflies, thorns, deer resistant, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 549

Rosa laevigata Rosa laevigata
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Rosa laevigata Rosa laevigata
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Rosa laevigata Rosa laevigata
UBC Botanical Garden, CC-BY-SA-2.0