'Rosa pomifera Herrm. synonym' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Pink. Apple fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 1.75". Small, single (4-8 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Light green foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 6' to 11' 10" (185 to 360 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Hardy. produces decorative hips.
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Rosa villosa Linnaeus (1753)
Rosa pomifera J. Herrm.
Large, showy, spiny red hips.
See REFERENCES for the history of the various names of this rose. Whether called Rosa pomifera or Rosa villosa, it is all the same rose. Some botanists prefer one or the other for technical reasons.
[Rosa hispida hort. ex Poir. (Encycl. 6(1): 286. 1804]