'Chestnut Rose' References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 511.
R. roxburghii Trattinnick Species, lilac pink, ('Burr Rose'; 'Chestnut Rose', et al see Source) Cultivated prior to 1814. Buds prickly like a chestnut burr; flowers lilac pink... Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 37. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 77. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] This double, ancient Chinese garden rose, sent back to Europe in 1824, was the original form of Rosa roxburghii. Height: 5 ft. Well scented. (The single form of Rosa roxburghii is shown on pp. 54-5.)
Photo of double form and drawing of the double form commissioned by Reeves in China ca. 1814.
Book (Aug 1990) Page(s) 55.
The Chestnut Rose is an unusual wild rose whose older wood has shaggy peeling bark like that of an old, gnarled birch tree...
Book (1988) Page(s) 19. Includes photo(s).
Book (1967) Page(s) 35.
C. R. Jelitto. Berlin, Western Germany. Some Asian Wild Roses.
....Roxburgh, an Englishsman, who the rose was named after by Trattinick, was the first to be intensively concerned with East Indian plants. He died in 1815 in Edinburgh.
Article (misc) (1950) Page(s) 114.
R. microphylla or Roxburghii... accredited to the Japanese area [single, light pink]
Book (1942) Page(s) 70.
One of my best Asiatic wild roses is the double form of R. microphylla, the Burr or Chestnut rose, known affectionately to many of the old Spanish families in California as the "Chilicote Rose" and in the South as the "Chinkapin Rose." It is classified now by the authorities as R. Roxburghi plena. I planted it purposely in the poorest soil in my garden, where it has flourished amazingly, though it resents moving except when quite young. It forms a strong climber up to ten feet high and is clothed the year round with a mass of pale green leaves, each with nine to eleven leaflets like those of a locust tree, that would make it an attractive sight even though it bore no bloom. But from early summer until fall the flowers appear, quite different from those of any other rose. From small round buds, closely set with bristles so that they resemble chestnuts, the large flat flower slowly develops until in full bloom it resembles a closely petaled dahlia of rich deep pink. The opening bud is a lovely sight, with outer petals pale pink, inner ones red, and the six calyx leaves, three of them smooth and three bristly, add to the unique effect of this attractive rose. No pest or disease ever affects this plant.
Book (1937) Page(s) 77.
Roxburghii Tratt (Microphylla) [ploidy] 14
Book (1937) Page(s) 74.
microphylla Roxb. (synonym of Roxburghii Tratt.) [ploidy] 14