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Rosa minutifolia/Minutifolia Rose, Desert Rose, Rosa Silvestre, Otay Mesa Rose, Small-leaved Rose

Rosa minutifolia / Rosa minutifolia
Plant growing in a southern California botanical garden
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Plant growing in a southern California botanical garden

Flower bud and foliage

Open flower and thorny stems

Close-up view of an open flower and adjacent bud

Low, spreading habit of growth

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Scientific Name: Rosa minutifolia
Common Name: Minutifolia Rose, Desert Rose, Rosa Silvestre, Otay Mesa Rose, Small-leaved Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This reose grows in warm climates. It tends to be quite dwarf in dry habitats. Produces bright pink single flowers. Rose is very thorny with thorns very close together and intense. Natural habitat is coastal sage scrub with a desert feeling. Very good rose for the rock garden and cactus garden. Reported to be an endangered species in the U.S. but plants still present in Mexico.