Considered one of the hardiest of our native roses, Wood’s rose is tolerant of a range of soil conditions, found everywhere from riparian and wetland sites to dry slopes and disturbed roadsides. Wood’s rose prefers an open position but can tolerate some shade especially at higher elevations. Good for soil stabilization and erosion control, the thicket-forming rose is also useful in hedgerows and wind shelters.
Wood’s rose flowers from June to August, with fruits forming in the fall. The fruit, called hips, remain on the plant through the winter providing an important food source for wildlife.
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