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

Rosa spinosissima 'Scotch Rose'   / Rosa spinosissima 'Scotch Rose'
A dense shrub to 5 feet in height
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A dense shrub to 5 feet in height

Produces many black hips in early fall

Hips contain seed which is eaten by wildlife

Black rose hips on this non-native rose

Relatively large, attractive, black hips produced in fall

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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 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A dense shrub with prickles covering the stem. Produces fragrand, wwhitish flowersw in spring and summer followed by fairly large, blackish hips. One of the more hardy fose species.