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'Schneezwerg' rose Description
'Schneezwerg' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Origin:
Bred by Peter Lambert (Germany, 1911).
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
White.  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a through 9b.  Can be used for hedge.  Hardy.  drought resistant.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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.

 
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