PlantsRoses→Chestnut Rose (Rosa roxburghii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Rosa roxburghii Accepted
Rosa forrestii Synonym
Rosa microphylla Synonym
Rosa roxburghii f. plena Synonym
Rosa roxburghii f. normalis Synonym
Rosa roxburghii f. esetosa Synonym

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Species, wild
Extra Color Info: Lilac-pink
Growth Habit: Arching canes, 5-6 feet
Fragrance: Mild

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Feb 11, 2014 5:32 PM

I garden near the Gulf Coast in Texas and use a very minimalist approach. The Chestnut Rose took three years to bloom after I planted it and has continued to be rather stingy with its flowers as a rule. For some reason one side, about a quarter of the bush, dies back each summer with the rest unaffected. This phenomenon may explain its lack of numerous blooms. I still like the attractive shape of the shrub and it seems very resistant to black spot.

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