'Rosa X highdownensis Hillier' rose Description
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Hybrid Moyesii, Shrub, Species / Wild.
Carmine-red, white center. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Small, matte, dark green foliage. 9 to 11 leaflets.
Height: 8' to 13' (245 to 395cm). Width: 6' to 10' (185 to 305cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Very hardy. vigorous. produces decorative hips.
Most references describe parentage as R. moyesii x unknown. This may simply be a seedling showing the range of variation of the species.