Prolific source of rose hips for drying, jelly, or syrups.
A vigorous attractive 3-8' shrub which produces large, highly fragrant single 3-4" red-magenta blossoms.
In the fall it produces large bright-red hips the size of cherry tomatoes and bright yellow autumn leaves.
Disease-free; requires no pampering or pruning, can endure cold, heat, drought, and poor soil. Good erosion plant. The finest of all deciduous hedges.
BOTANICAL NAME Rosa rugosa
Seeds need stratification-plant in a pot in summer; keep moist; put in a protected place over winter. Or place in a jar with something moist (moss, cotton, or sterile potting soil). Keep warm (68-86F) for 1 month, then cold (34-41F) for 3-4 months. Plant in large pot for another year, then plant. Generally, prepare the tree's permanent spot as you would any perennial crop.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 2-10/Height3- 8'/Matures 3 yrs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly