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'Cantabrigiensis' rose Description
'<i>Rosa</i> X <i>pteragonis</i> 'Cantabrigiensis'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
82 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light yellow Shrub.
Exhibition name: Cantabrigiensis
Origin:
Bred by Dr. C. C. Hurst (United Kingdom, circa 1922).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in circa 1937 as 'Rosa X pteragonis 'Cantabrigiensis''.
Class:
Shrub, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, ages to cream .  Moderate fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Small, light green foliage.  7 to 11 leaflets.  
Height of 6' 7" to 16' 5" (200 to 500 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden or specimen.  Can be grown as a shrub.  Prune dead wood.  
Notes:
Rosa x pteragonis is the name for all hybrids of Rosa hugonis and Rosa sericea. Cantabrigiensis is the specific cultivar produced by C. C. Hurst at Cambridge in 1922 or 1923. See References.
Sets hips.
 
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