Wild Rose, Western

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Rosa woodsii
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-July
Flower Color Pink
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Description

Western Wild Rose is a pink flowered shrub that grows from 2-10 feet tall and can be utilized in many different situations. The fruits (hips) remain on the plant throughout the winter and are utilized by insects, birds, large and small mammals. It can be utilized for livestock feed in the winter and early spring. The attractive flowers produced from May-July makes it a good choice in landscape gardens. The plant spreads by seed and rhizomes and can become thicket forming. Plant or broadcast seed into a firm seedbed at .5 to 1 lbs/acre. A cold moist stratification is recommended prior to planting to increase germination.

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