'Schneezwerg' rose Description
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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.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Schneezwerg for northern Sweden.
The parentage as reported by Wilhelm Kordes based on oral information from Peter Lambert. The seed parent was a white Polyantha. The parentage R. rugosa x R. bracteata is deemed incorrect.
Many small scarlet hips.