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Peafruit Rose

Peafruit Rose (Rosa pisocarpa)

This deciduous species is a slender, upright shrub that can grow from 4 to 8 feet in height and may form thickets. The stems have few prickles, and the leaves are pinnate, with 5-9 hairless toothed leaflets. Pink flowers measuring ½ - ¾ inches across appear on the plant in summer. Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.

Planting Considerations: Grows best in moist or shady places, particularly along streams and wetlands, though it can grow in drier locations. As with any newly planted shrub, it should be watered during the dry season for the first 2-3 years until it becomes established. They should be planted 2-3 feet apart for best success, but expect some mortality. Please be aware that this plant can spread through the root zone, so it’s best to give it the space to do so, or be prepared to trip shoots as they appear.

Planting Problems: None noted.