Chestnut Rose

(Rosa roxburghii)

Also known as burr rose, it produces large light pink flowers, occurring singly at the top of tall flower stalks.The bark looks attractive in its pale brown or beige color with peeling texture, while the leathery dark green foliage contrasts well with the flowers. The spherical bristly hips turn brown on maturing, resembling chestnut burrs, earning the plant its name.

  • USDA Zone
    6-9
    Height
    5′-10′
    Width
    Up to 6′
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    2″-3″
    Blooming Season
    Spring
    Fragrance
    Mild
  • Colors:
    Bright pink

Care

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

Frequently enough to keep the soil moist during the first year of growth; established plants do not need much watering

As chestnut rose can grow up to 10 feet and more if left unchecked, pruning may be needed, especially if growing in a smaller garden

Doesn’t need fertilization, but does well with proper mulching, especially the first 2-3 years of growth. Established plants can benefit from proper mulching as well.

  • Pairs Well With
    Plants flowering around the same time including blue larkspur, shasta daisy, coneflowers, and Victoria blue salvia.

Cold Hardiness: Through zone 5

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by | Updated : September 28, 2020

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