Botanical name: Rosa virginiana
Height: about 2 m
Season of bloom: July
Growing Conditions: Sun, well-drained soil.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources:
Remarks: A big thorny wild rose for hedgerows and other large spaces. Fragrant flowers in July and handsome maroon and red fall foliage but place it carefully. Do not plan on keeping it in order by pruning, unless you have a suit of custom-fitted plate armour.
Similar species: Shining Rose, Smooth Rose
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