Prickly Wild Rose - Rosa acicularis | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Prickly Wild Rose

Scientific name: Rosa acicularis

Example mature size: 1 m tall, 1 m wide; 3.5 ft tall, 3.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Average

Soil: Clay, Sand, Loam, Gravel

Blooms: Pink in June

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Open-upland

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝

Points of interest: - Has a deep root system which makes it good for erosion control and stabilization, and because it is hardy and quick growing, it is sometimes used for revegetating disturbed areas - Flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies and Rosehip attracts wildlife such as birds and small animals - Fruit (Rosehip) is edible for humans as well (preserves and teas)