Rosa pendulina

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Rosa pendulina L.

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: obovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

61C / b71f53 

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 pendulina, commonly known as Alpine rose, is a shrub.

Naming

Taxonomy

Rosa pendulina 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 70 to 200 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa pendulina is deciduous. The fern-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The obovate leaflets are biserrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa pendulina produces corymbs of dark-pink five-stellate flowers from June to July.

The shrubs carry ornamental orange hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa pendulina is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and North Europe.

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

Suited as bird pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.

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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