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botanical name:
Rosa roxburghii f. roxburghii
Rosa roxburghii f. roxburghii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chestnut Rose
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Shrub rose with prickly arching stems. Pinnate leaves of up to 15 leaflets. Fragrant double or semi-double reddish pink flowers up to 6cm across. Repeat flowers from early summer. The fruits are covered with spines, resembling a chestnut.

cultivation:
Fertile, moist, well drained soil in an open sunny position.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

usage:
Shrub borders, informal hedges or can be trained as a wall shrub.
The hips are edible and are very rich in vitamins. The hips and roots are also use medicinally.

other notes:
Native to China, found in mountain forests and thickets.
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