'Schneezwerg' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
White. Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters, flat bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Bushy, upright. Wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm). Width of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 3a through 9b. Can be used for hedge. Hardy. drought resistant. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Paul Olsen writes: 'Schneezwerg's parentage is usually given as Rosa rugosa
x R. bracteata
or a Polyantha. Shepherd stated that the parentage is likely Rosa rugosa
x R. beggeriana
. I wondered where he got this information. Now I know. It came from Dr. Frank Skinner. I would agree with Skinner because that would explain 'Schneezwerg's excellent cold hardiness. See also comments.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Schneezwerg for northern Sweden.
Many small scarlet hips.