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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
winged thorn rose
Rosa sericea 'Pteracantha' Rosa sericea var. pteracantha
Rosa omeiensis f. pteracantha Rosa omeiensis var. pteracantha
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.
Shrub roses are large shrubs with usually thorny stems bearing large leaves and fragrant, single to double flowers in clusters in summer, and usually also in autumn
R. sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha is a vigorous upright shrub with large flat crimson prickles on the young growth, neat, fern-like foliage and small, four-petalled creamy-white flowers in summer, followed by small orange-red hips
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Suited to a wide range of situations but best in an open site in full sun, where ruby-red young thorns can be appreciated. Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil - see rose cultivation. Tolerant of poor soil and shade
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn or by chip budding in summer. Propagate by seed; species roses can be propagated by seed but need stratification and germination may take two seasons
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 23 (roses)
Pests May be susceptible to aphids including rose root aphid, rose leafhopper, scale insects, large rose sawfly, rose leaf-rolling sawfly and rose slugworm
May be subject to black spot, rose dieback, grey mould, rose rust, rose powdery mildew and downy mildew, rose sickness or replant disease and a virus
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