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Dwarf Rose
Rosa gymnocarpa
  
About Dwarf Rose (Rosa gymnocarpa) 11 Nurseries Carry This Plant Rosa gymnocarpa is a species of rose native to western North America. It is known by the common names wood rose, baldhip rose, and dwarf rose. It is a shrub growing up to 2 meters in height. Its stem is covered with long, straight spines which may or may not be abundant. The fragrant flowers are flat and open-faced with five petals in most any shade of pink to almost lavender. Its fruit is a red rose hip containing hard tan seeds. This is a shade-tolerant woodlands plant.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 6.6 ft tall
6 - 9 ft wide

Form
Form
Upright, Mounding, Weeping

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast, Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Lavender, Pink, Red

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Bees and butterflies

 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -10° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates clay but does best in moist loamy soil. Soil PH: 5 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 3 mos. stratification; preceding this by 2-3 mos. warm stratification may improve germination (USDA Forest Service 1974 ).

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 4, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Woodlands

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.8" - 153.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 5.92", Coldest Month: 11.1" - 52.7", Hottest Month: 34.4" - 76.7", Humidity: 0.01" - 24.91", Elevation: 7" - 14042"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Baldhip Rose, Wood Rose


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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