Rosa bracteata

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Rosa bracteata J.C.Wendl.

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Rosa bracteata, commonly known as Macartney rose, is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa bracteata was described by Johann Christoph Wendland in 1798. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa bracteata 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 50 to 300 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa bracteata is evergreen. The green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The obovate leaflets are crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa bracteata produces solitary white five-stellate flowers from May to July.

The shrubs produce orange hips in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa bracteata is native to South China and Taiwan and is naturalized in the Southeast of the US.

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 -18°C (USDA zone 7).

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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