Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa
Common Name: rugosa rose
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Irregular, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract beneficial insects, Cut flower or foliage, Erosion control, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Perennial border, Security/barrier
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Leathery, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Tomentose, Odd-pinnate, Elliptic, Oblong, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Violet, Pink, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, Edible, (Accessory tissue), Orange, Red, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Large, vase-shaped shrub; leaves heavily veined, rugose, pinnately compound with adnate stipules (typical of roses); flowers solitary; stem covered in densely spaced prickles of various sizes.