Rosa longicuspis

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Rosa longicuspis Bertol.

Rosaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: 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 longicuspis is a climber.

Naming

Rosa longicuspis was described by Antonio Bertoloni. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa longicuspis 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 1,5 to 6 metres.

Leaves

Rosa longicuspis is evergreen. The mid-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa longicuspis produces corymbs of white five-stellate flowers from May to July.

The climbers produce red hips in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa longicuspis is native to West China, Nepal and Northeast India.

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 -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

The ornamental value of Rosa longicuspis 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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