Rosa laxa Retz.
Rosa laxa is a shrub.
Rosa laxa was described by Anders Jahan Retzius. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.
Wood and Bark
Rosa laxa is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are serrate and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Rosa laxa produces corymbs of pink five-stellate flowers from June to August.
The shrubs produce red hips in summer.
Rosa laxa is native to Sibiria and Northwest 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 -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as bee pasture, bird pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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