Scientific Name: Rosa nutkana Form: Round
Common Name:Nootka rose Texture:Medium
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Twiggy, Spreading, Arching
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glandular hairs, Odd-pinnate, Elliptic, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), Pink, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Achene, Aggregate fruit, (Accessory tissue), Red, Aug- Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Erosion control, Fall interest, Forestry, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Reclamation, Screening, Summer interest, Wildlife food, Woodland margin, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Medium to tall shrub (0.5-) 1.5-3 m tall, spreading by rhizomes and often thicket-forming; stems stout to spindly, erect to arching, with a pair of large prickles at each node (usually lacking internodal prickles); mature stems blackish; leaflets 1-7 cm long, coarsely double-toothed (common on coast) or single (east of the Cascade Mountains); flowers 4-8 cm wide, usually solitary (or 2 or 3 in a cluster); petals (2) 2.5-4 cm long; sepals 1.5-4 cm long, persistent; hips globe- to pear-shaped, 1-2 cm long, ripens into a purplish-red, with numerous achenes. (Modified from E-Flora BC.)