Rosa rugosa Rose4-6' x same. Also called Japanese Rose or Beach Rose.
Vigorous spreading shrub with dark green wrinkled (rugose) leaves. Flowers range from deep pink to white. Large edible red hips up to 1" are good for jams, teas and fresh eating right off the bush.
Blooms form on both old and new wood, so pruning necessary only to control size.
Prefers full sun and well-drained sandy soil but also flourishes in fertile garden beds. Tolerates salt, pollution and drought; practically care-free. Native to China and Japan and assumed to have been brought here by sailors long ago. Z2. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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