Rosa multibracteata Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson
Rosa multibracteata is a shrub.
Rosa multibracteata was described by William Botting Hemsley and Ernest Henry Wilson. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 2,5 metres. The plants reach a width of 2 to 4 metres.
Wood and Bark
Rosa multibracteata is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are serrate and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Rosa multibracteata produces corymbs of salmon-red five-stellate flowers from May to July. The plants flower on this years shoots.
The shrubs produce ornamental red hips in summer.
Rosa multibracteata is native to Si-Chuan.
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 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
The ornamental value of Rosa multibracteata lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as cemetery plant, bee pasture, bird pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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