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Burr rose

Rosa roxburghii

Chestnut Rose, Chinquapin rose

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This shrub rose is very prickly with mid green leaves. In early summer it produces single fragrant pink flowers that develop into prickly yellow hips.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take hardwood cuttings in autumn.
Budding
Take T buds n summer.
Grafting
In summer.

Special features

Geography

Origin
China, Asia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Can be grown as hedging/screens in informal/cottage gardens. They also are included in wildlife friendly gardens.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by rose aphids, leaf hoppers, sawfly, leaf-rolling sawfly, red spider mites, scale insects, caterpillars. Deer & rabbits can also be a problem. They can suffer from black spot, rose rust & powdery mildew.

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