Rosa sericea ssp. omeiensis f. pteracantha

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  • Rosa sericea var. pteracantha
  • Rosa omeiensis var. pteracantha
  • Rosa omeiensis
  • Rosa sericea
  • Wingthorn Rose
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Plant Type

shrub

Zones

5b-9b

Size

H:8'-10'
W:7'-8'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

white

Fruit:

red

Flower Season:

spring, summer, fall

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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Rochester, Washington

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Species from China valued for its incredible thorns. Normally thorns are not such a good deal but the new thorns on this rose are broadly winged and bright red and absolutely glow liked stained glass with the sun shining through them. Same effect as going to church. Single white flowers.

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Every rose has its thorns, but how many roses would you grow JUST for its prickliest feature? Here's your one and only: the "Wingthorn Rose" - when backlit, the ostentatious thorns glow blood red the whole length of the stem. Easily one of the most interesting barrier plants I've ever met, it's a super-tough shrub & provides all season interest with its red Fall hips. Lightly fragrant single white flowers to 2" across are a pleasant plus in late Spring. To have the bloodiest show of thorns, prune the plants severely in Winter to force more new growth, as the color of the thorns will fade as the growing season wears on, and the ferny foliage of the plant fills in. Unmanaged, it will grow 6' x 6' with a large "V" shape at maturity. Deciduous & as far as roses go, this one's as disease free as can be! From China.

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This 6-8' shrub is lovely when 1-2", 4-petaled flowers are borne all along ferny-leaved stems, again in late summer when covered with bright-red, pear-shaped hips ; also in winter, when flattened, translucent, crimson thorns shine. Sun/Med

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White single fragrant flowers, incredible large red thorns, cut back annually for new growth

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Normally thorns are the downside of roses. In this case the thorns are the attraction. When the plant is thriving, the thorns are huge and red and translucent and stunning.

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Portland, Oregon

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The large, red, translucent thorns glow when backlit in the afternoon setting sun. Large, free flowering shrub to 8' tall and nearly as wide, best coppiced every few years for the new growth. Single white flowers in late spring are a handsome touch. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.

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Vigorous with translucent red prickles to 1"+. Great backlit. Small white flowers.

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Springfield, Oregon

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This rose is a show stopper with the large red thorns. We cut our plants down to one foot each March. The new growth has very large red thorns. With this approach there will be no flowers but who cares with those stunning thorns.

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