Rosa agrestis

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Rosa agrestis Savi

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Rosa agrestis, commonly known as field briar, is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa agrestis was described by Gaetano Savi. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa agrestis is a species in the genus Rosa which contains approximately 180 to 623 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 2,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa agrestis is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The lanceolate leaflets are serrulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa agrestis produces corymbs of white five-stellate flowers in June.

The shrubs produce hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa agrestis is native to the whole of Europe, northwestern Turkey and Northwest Africa.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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