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'Abbotswood' rose Description
'<i>Rosa canina</i> 'Abbotswood'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Abbotswood
Exhibition name: Abbotswood
Origin:
Discovered by F. Tustin (United Kingdom, before 1954).
Introduced in United Kingdom by T. Hilling & Co. in 1954 as 'Abbotswood'.
Class:
Hybrid Canina, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  Medium, semi-double to double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 7' (215cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Graham S. Thomas writes that 'Abbotswood' was pointed out to him by F. Tustin. GST subsequently named and distributed it as manager of T. Hilling & Co.
 
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