Rosa nitida

Bristly Rose

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Description

This very hardy native of the East Coast grows as far north as Newfoundland and northern Quebec. It grows into a neat mound with a suckering habit. The flowers are simple, with five bright pink petals. These are followed by large red rose hips covered in bristles. The branches are also covered with red bristles. The leaves are pinnate, with 4 to 5 pairs of narrow, glossy leaflets. It grows in boggy areas in its native habitat. Fall color is a mix of red and purple.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Pink
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
3 - 7