Rosa multibracteata

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Rosa multibracteata Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

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 multibracteata is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa multibracteata was described by William Botting Hemsley and Ernest Henry Wilson. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa multibracteata 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 1,5 to 2,5 metres. The plants reach a width of 2 to 4 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa multibracteata is native to Si-Chuan.

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 with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

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

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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