Latin: Rosa Rugosa
Other common names: Japanese Rose, Rugose Rose, Turkestan Rose
Mature Height/spread: 4 – 8 feet tall by 4 to 6 feet wide
Soil / Climate: prefers full sun to partial shade, adaptable to many soil types, drought tolerant
Notes: Rugosa roses are large, sprawling, multi-branched, rose bushes. The canes are covered with spiny thorns. In late summer and early autumn the plants often bear fruit and flowers at the same time. The flowers have a pleasant scent, color is dark pink to white, petals are wrinkled. The leaves typically turn bright yellow before falling in autumn. It is used in landscaping, needs little maintenance, has great cold tolerance and pest resistance. Makes a nice hedge.