Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Wildlife Value
Rapid growth; drought tolerant; good wildlife species; elevation up to 10,000 ft.
Suckers easily, readily grows on sandy soil and will compete with thick sod. Excellent cold and drought resistance, as well as high wildlife value for big game browse and songbirds.
Rose Hips may be used in teas, though berries may induce sickness if consumed without proper preparation. Leaves turn red-orange in the fall.
Features:Scientfic Name: Rosa spp.
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 4
Max Width/Spread (ft): 4
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Good
Elevation Range: 10000
Wildlife Value: Excellent
Wildlife Notes: Big game browse and food value; relished by grouse, turky and pheasant
Seasonal Color: Not Conspicuous
Possible Insect Issues: Leaf cutter bees
Possible Disease Issues:
Miscellany: Showy Flowers, suckers, spreads
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