Rosa dumalis Bechst.
Rosa dumalis is a shrub.
Rosa dumalis was described by Johann Matthaeus Bechstein. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 2 metres. The plants reach a width of 2 to 3 metres.
Wood and Bark
Rosa dumalis is deciduous. The red-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are serrulate and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Rosa dumalis produces corymbs of pink five-stellate flowers from June to July. The plants flower both on this years and on last years shoots.
The shrubs produce ornamental red hips from summer to autumn.
Rosa dumalis is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and Turkey.
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 with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
The ornamental value of Rosa dumalis lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for moorland gardens, rockeries, windbreaks and soil protection, hedges and for noise and dust protection, as well as suited as cemetery plant, bee pasture, bird pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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