Rosa elliptica

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Rosa elliptica Tausch

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Rosa elliptica is a shrub.

Naming

Ignaz Friedrich Tausch already described Rosa elliptica but the name was validly published by Leopold Trattinnick.

Taxonomy

Rosa elliptica 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 1 to 2 metres. The plants reach a width of 1 to 1.5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa elliptica is deciduous. The green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

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

The shrubs carry red hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa elliptica is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of northern Europe.

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.

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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