Rosa chinensis

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Rosa chinensis Jacq.

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

40C / e7422b 

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 chinensis, commonly known as China rose, is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa chinensis was described by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1768. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa chinensis 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

Rosa chinensis - flowers

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa chinensis is deciduous. The green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa chinensis produces corymbs of salmon-red five-stellate flowers from April to September.

The shrubs produce red hips in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa chinensis is native to China.

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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