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Rosa rugosa alba 'Oscar Selmer'/Oscar Selmer Japanese Rose

Rosa rugosa alba 'Oscar Selmer' / Rosa rugosa alba 'Oscar Selmer'
White flower bud over dark green foliage
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White flower bud over dark green foliage

Flower bud close to red hips from earlier blossoms

Flowers and flower buds

Beautiful red fruits present for several weeks in summer and fall

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Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa alba 'Oscar Selmer'
Common Name: Oscar Selmer Japanese Rose
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: One of the higest rated with wite flowers from spring into autumn. The attractive edible hips first turn pink and finally deep, bright red in fall. Seeds are eaten by birds. Thorns by the drove are produced by most Rosa rugosa roses. Well adapted to coastal areas of the west and Alaska.