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Rosa spinosissima 'Scotch Rose'/Scotch Rose, Black Hip Rose

Rosa spinosissima 'Scotch Rose' / Rosa spinosissima 'Scotch Rose'
Shrubby plant growing in Alaska
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Shrubby plant growing in Alaska

Produces a large number of attractive blackish hips or fruits in fall

Attractive hips produced in summer

Hips an Alaskan plant

Close view of hip

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Scientific Name: Rosa spinosissima 'Scotch Rose'
Common Name: Scotch Rose, Black Hip Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Single, white, fragrant flowers are produces in spring and summer on thickly growing, very prickly stems. It does have attractive dark green foliage, but the dark brown to black hips are ouitstanding. Used in mass plantings.