'Rosa nitida Willd.' rose Description
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Introduced by Unknown
in 1807 as 'Rosa nitida
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.
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).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Very hardy. drought resistant. produces decorative hips.
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.