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Rosa roxburghii

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: roxburghii (roks-BURGH-ee-eye) (Info)

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are very thorny
Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive catnip_tx On Apr 8, 2010, catnip_tx from Mount Enterprise, TX wrote:

This is a delightfully different kind of rose bush...very disease resistant. The foliage is almost like the herb rue. The flowers have not been abundant but their buds are interestingly burr-like. Ours was neglected for a year before being transplanted, so we are not sure what a fully mature plant will do, but we have enjoyed the sporadic blooms, the foliage texture, & the variety it adds to our garden.

Negative bekados On Feb 11, 2010, bekados from Pensacola, FL wrote:

ooooh! nasty thorns! this rose needs to be where it won't be bothered and can be admired from a distance. The flowers are small and not highly scented. It can make an attractive bush but the thorns really take all of the fun out of it for me. :(


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Junction City, Arkansas
San Leandro, California
Pensacola, Florida
Winder, Georgia
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Leakesville, Mississippi
Saluda, North Carolina
Coos Bay, Oregon
Mount Enterprise, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Linden, Virginia

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