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Rosa woodsii

Wood's Rose, Prairie Rose

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Classic pink wild rose bush forms brambly country hedge.

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  • Delicate Pink Roses
  • Orange Winter Hips
  • Creates Effective Hedges
  • Good Bank Stabilizer

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Plant Description and Details

Delightful all dressed in dainty pink blooms, Wood's Rose presents a second showing by decking itself in showy burnt orange rose hips in the fall and winter. Plant it as a hedge or bank stabilizer and watch it create a brambly hedgewith small, straight prickles and a dense growth habit, doubling as shelter for birds and small animals. Birds and deer enjoy the Vitamin-C-rich hips, as did the Native Americans for various uses. Will spread vigorously by roots to form thickets.

Common Names Wood's Rose, Prairie Rose
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Foothills to mountains, wooded areas, streamsides, meadows, throughout the western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Placement Great for hedges, bank stabilization, choose an area where it can spread and form a "brambly zone."
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 4 ft.
Group Spacing 6-10 ft.
Blossom Color Pink
Blooms Early Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Watering less often and pruning older stems heavily in late winter will slow the growth rate and spreading by roots. Once every two years use a heavy tractor-mounted mower to keep thickets in check.
Plants Symbol ROWO
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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