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'Rosa nanothamnus Boulenger' rose Description
'<i>Rosa nanothamnus</i> Boulenger' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Andreas L.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Species.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Pink or white.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 1".  Small, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, lax.  Small, leathery foliage.  5 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 6" to 20" (15 to 50 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Varies - see references
Parentage:
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Notes:
Origin: Central Asia
According to member Hortus 'Rosa nanothamnus' in Sangerhausen is actually a sterile hybrid grown from seed of a plant at the Palmengarten Frankfurt (see Member comments).
The height of R. nanothamnus is given by some references as 1,5 to 2,5 m. We are following here the original description by Boulenger which characterizes it as a dwarf shrub 15-50 cm tall.
 
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