Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. February 2012.
Scientific name: Rosa rugosa Thunb.
Common name(s): rugosa rose, rugose rose, Japanese rose, Ramanas rose, Turkestan rose, beach rose
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-erect branchy shrub
-grows to a height of 4-5 feet tall
- dark green
-stems are covered in thorns
-flowers have a diameter of 2-3 inches
- white – purple
- produce red hips
– some states consider this species as noxious or invasive
-withstands salt spray
Dickerson, John, and Chris Miller. “RUGOSA ROSERosa Rugosa Thunb.” Plant Fact Sheet , USDA, May 2002, plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_roru.pdf.