Rosa x odorata
Rosa x odorata (Andrews) Sweet
Rosa x odorata, commonly known as tea rose, is a shrub.
Rosa x odorata was already described and the name validly published by Henry Charles Andrews. It was Robert Sweet, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 5 metres.
Wood and Bark
Rosa x odorata is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
From June to September Rosa x odorata produces corymbs of semi-double, pink five-stellate flowers.
The shrubs produce hips.
Rosa x odorata is native to China.
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 -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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