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'Rosa nitida Willd.' rose Description
'R. nitida' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaplant
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
81 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Origin:
Introduced by Unknown in 1807 as 'Rosa nitida Willd.'.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild to strong fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Glandular sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bristly , bushy, sends out runners, upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, dark green, attractive fall color foliage.  5 to 11 leaflets.  
Height of 2' to 4' 11" (60 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Very hardy.  drought resistant.  produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
seed: ×
pollen: ×
Notes:
Native to northeastern USA from New York to Maine and eastern Canada from Quebec east to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.Tolerates wet soils. Erect cinnamon red canes.
 
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