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Rosa rugosa 'Nearly Wild'/Nearly Wild Rose

Rosa rugosa 'Nearly Wild' / Rosa rugosa 'Nearly Wild'
Large sprawling shrub with a few blossoms in summer
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Large sprawling shrub with a few blossoms in summer

Immature rose hips as they being to turn red in New England

Flower and foliage in spring

Close-up of single, deep pink flower

The red flower bud i s more attractive than open flower

Rose hips on bush in September in Upstate New York

As the hips age, they become more pink and red

A bright red hip that is mature

Flowering in Alaska in early September

Pustrous red hip an attribute of this species

When hip open revealing the seed, birds get them for food in northern winters

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Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa 'Nearly Wild'
Common Name: Nearly Wild Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This is an old bushy rose that produces bristle covered buds, pink flowers and bristle covered hips in fall. It is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions and is generally a very tough rose. It is highly tolerant of rose pests that attack many of the other roses.