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Old 08-07-2012, 03:08 PM
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Dog Rose (Rosa canina)


offering fresh seeds of pink Dog Rose (Rosa canina)very fresh and ready to germinate hear is some good info on the rose This is the common rose of English hedgerows in summer. It is a deciduous shrub normally ranging in height from 1-5 m at a fast rate with strong arching branches, though sometimes it can scramble higher into the crowns of taller trees. The long arching stems are green to purple, browning with age and are covered with sharp, strong, hooked spines. The rose does not have thorns, but spines. A thorn is a modified branch or stem and is made from the same substance as the stem itself. A spine, on the other hand, is a modified leaf and is made from a different material than the stem on a base 15 mm long with the points angled downwards, which aid it in climbing. They are used to catch onto surrounding shrubs ant stems and shaped backwards to keep a better hold. It spreads by suckers into woodland margins, scrub and hedgerows. It is a useful hedge shrub and can help to form an almost impenetrable stock barrier. A very polymorphic species, it is divided into a great number of closely related species by some botanists.

The dark green to blue-green, alternate leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets 15-40 mm long, which have single or double-toothed saw-edges, and are usually hairless on both surfaces. Large, leafy stipules which run up the leaf stalks, are about 2 cm long. The leaves, when bruised, have a delicious fragrance.

The flowers are also fragrant. They are usually pale pink, but can vary between a deep pink and white. The bowl-shaped, 5-petalled flowers are 4-6 cm across and in clusters of 1-5. The styles in the centre of the flower are not joined together into a persistent, slender column. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), Apomictic (reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion). The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. They open in June and July and mature into an oval 1.5-2 cm red-orange fruit, or hip in autumn.
rosa canina

The dog-rose produces conspicuous scarlet hips in autumn, sometimes known as dragon's eyes. These are edible and high in vitamin C, and they are often used to make syrup, jellies and other preserves as well as in the treatment of bladder and kidney disorders.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:47 AM
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Would love some...but have 2 questions 1st...

1)will it grow in zone 8b ?
2)since it climbs into tree tops sometimes is it easily evasive or can it be cut back and trusted to stay back when cut?

the reason i ask is we have kudzu we're trying to get rid of and if i plant anything that rivals the kudzu it will probably just get killed with the poison we spray on the kudzu...kudzu is a beautiful plant but it grows wild here and takes over...so don't think the neighbors would like it if i add another wild take over plant to it *sigh*

seedman you always have such tempting plants lol
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