Rosa brunonii

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Rosa brunonii Lindl.

Rosaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

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: cymose corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Rosa brunonii, commonly known as Himalayan musk rose, is a climber.

Naming

Rosa brunonii was described by John Lindley in 1820. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa brunonii 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 climbers reach heights of 4 to 6 metres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa brunonii produces cymose corymbs of white five-stellate flowers from June to July.

The climbers produce purple hips in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa brunonii is native to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Si-Chuan.

Cultivation

The climbers 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 -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

The ornamental value of Rosa brunonii lies especially in its fragrance.

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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