Rosa blanda
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Hardiness Zone: 2-6 Height: 4-5 feet; 1.2-1.5 metres Spread: 5-7 feet; 1.5-2.1 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to moist Wildlife: Rose hips eaten by mammals and birds Bloom Colour: White, pink Tolerates: Dry, nutrient por soils; clay soil; salt; rabbits; slope; wind Culture: Rosa blanda is best grown in dry to moist, rich well-drained soil. It can be found in open woods, prairies and road sides. It is tolerant of rocky soils. Noteworthy Characteristics: Rosa blanda is a low growing, dense, mounding shrub that usually does not reach a height over 5 feet. The dark green leaves are serrated and do not produce fall colours. The flowers can range from pale to dark pink, are pleasantly fragrant, and can be as large ad 3 inches across. Theese are followed by showy, edible bright red hips. Garden Uses: Shrub or mixed border