'Rosa chinensis f. spontanea' rose Description
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Buff or rose-pink, white streaks, ages to carmine-pink . Cream, light yellow and light pink aging to deep cerise. Mild, fruity, sweet, tea fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, flat to cupped bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom. Pointed buds.
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing. Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous.
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Native to NW China; Sichuan, Gansu, Hubei, Guizhou. Martyn Rix considers R. lucidissima Lév. to be a synonym. See References.