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'<i>Rosa canina</i> L.' rose photo
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Light pink Species.
Bred by Unknown (before 1770).
Introduced in Australia by Exotic Nursery (Australia) in 1851 as 'Rosa canina L.'.
Hybrid Canina, Species / Wild.  
Light pink to white.  White to light pink to shell pink blooms. Smooth pecicel.  None / no, mild fragrance.  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 47" to 16' 5" (120 to 500 cm).  
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Can be used for understock.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
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A wide-ranging species found throughout Europe, showing considerable variation in bloom and foliage color and texture. Blooms vary from white to pale pink to warm shell pink, foliage from shiny medium olive green to matte greyish green. Most distinctive are the hooked, falcate prickles that are green on new growth. Smooth orange-red hips. Almost 400 forms and variants have been documented by taxonomists.
Rosa prutensis Chrshan. Flora Reipublicae Sovieticae Socialisticae Ucrainicae; 1938 580, f.41 1954.
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