Rosa rugosa alba

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Wild Rose


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




Native to China, Japan, Korea, and the southeast of Siberia where it grows on the coast, often on sand dunes.

5 fragrant petals, mauve or red. Also 2,5 m high. Features wrinkled leaves. Decorative fruits.

Resistant to disease. Tolerates shade.


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