Common names: chestnut rose, burr rose, chinquapin rose.
R. roxburghii is native to the Eastern Himalayas, Tibet, and Central and Southern China. In the wild it is found in thickets. Plants are cultivated commercially in China for their Hips.
R. roxburghii form sturdy dense shrubs which can grow up to 3 meters. Plants have small dense almost fern like leaf foliage and are also known for their flaking buff coloured bark.They are easily pruned with hedging shears. Flowers are generally single in various shades of pink. Our plants are grown from seed so expect some variation in colour. prickles on this species are small. Flowers are sweetly scented.
The unusual aspect of this rose are it’s hips. Rather than the orange red hips we are used to in roses, the hips of R. roxburghii are large spiny apple like hips that are green before fading to a creamy yellow.
- Ht: 3 meters
- Cold hardy
- Sandy or clay soils
- Does not like wet feet
- Sun to light shade
- Pb 2