- USDA Zone
- Full sun to partial shade
- Well-drained, yet moist
The lustrous, dark green foliage of this deciduous, upright shrub transforms to orange, red and yellow in fall. The woody, suckering stems have many hooked prickles. The blooms are followed by red hips. The fast growers look beautiful as a part of coastal or cottage gardens and wildflower meadows.
Water regularly to keep the soil moist but do not make it soggy.
Spent blooms and dead and diseased parts of the plant can be removed by pruning in late winter, helping in shaping the plant.
Application of a balanced fertilizer in late winter or early spring improves flowering. Mulch in late winter.
Cold Hardiness: Through zone 3
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