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Nootka Rose
Rosa nutkana
  
About Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant The Nootka Rose, Rosa nutkana, is a rose which is native to the Pacific Northwest. It takes its name from the Nuu-chah-nulth people, who are commonly though incorrectly known also as the Nootka. In California it is most commonly found near the coast from Sonoma County to Del Norte County. Like other wild roses, it prefers moist areas and will become a large, impenetrable thicket. The spines can be rather dangerous so don't plant near walkways. One plant association in which this rose occurs is the Ponderosa shrub forest.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
6 - 10 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Various birds

 

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

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High,

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / week once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates sandy or clay soil as long as adequate moisture is available. Soil PH: 4.0 - 7.0

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Use with other plants of the north coast such as
Trees: Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), Grand Fir (Abies grandi), Maple (Acer sp.), Alder (Alnus sp.), Dogwood (Cornus sp.), Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus), Pines (Pinus sp.), Willow (Salix sp.), Coast Silktassel (Garrya elliptica), Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus), Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Oak (Quercus garryana or kelloggii)

Other companions: Stream Orchid (Epipactis gigantea), Bog Orchid (Platanthera sp.), Oceanspray (Holodicsus discolor), Lily (Lilium sp.), Seep Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus), Buttercup (Ranunculus sp.), Gooseberry (Ribes sp.), Yellow-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum), Hedgenettle (Stachys sp.), Oregon Grape (Berberis nervosa) May also be used with some rare, carnivorous plant such as Darlingtonia and DRosera.

Maintenance
Maintenance
Prune in winter if needed to control spread

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 5 mos. stratification; preceding this by 2-3 mos. warm stratification may improve germination (USDA Forest Service 1974).

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist flats, wet meadows, stream banks, canyon bottoms

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 14.6" - 115.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.37" - 3.27", Coldest Month: 29.3" - 50.2", Hottest Month: 47.2" - 73.3", Humidity: 0.01" - 23.91", Elevation: 2" - 9055"


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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