Common Name: rugosa rose
Origin/Ecology: garden origin
Habit: Large, vase-shaped shrub.
Leaves: Leaves heavily veined, rugose, compound-pinnate with adnate stipules (typical of roses).
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Flowers solitary, reddish-pink, white or purple double flowers are persistent. Large hips retained over winter.
Bark: Stem covered in densely spaced prickles of various sizes that point downwards.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic, rocky or gravelly or dry soil.
Exposure: Full sun.
Landscape Uses: Accent, cut flower or foliage, border, group or mass planting, hedge row, erosion control, security/barrier, fragrance.
Other Features: Disease-free leaves.