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Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha (Winged thorn rose)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha

Other names

Winged thorn rose

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha - R. sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with large, flat, translucent, crimson thorns, pinnate leaves divided into numerous small, fern-like, oblong to elliptic, light green leaflets and small, flat, four-petalled, white flowers blooming along the stems in summer are followed by orange-red hips.


Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Diseases

Prone to mildew.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 23.

Propagation

Seeds need cold stratification and may take two seasons to germinate.

Propagation methods

Seed, Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha (Winged thorn rose) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildlife, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. Tolerates poor soils and shade. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha

Other names

Winged thorn rose

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha - R. sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with large, flat, translucent, crimson thorns, pinnate leaves divided into numerous small, fern-like, oblong to elliptic, light green leaflets and small, flat, four-petalled, white flowers blooming along the stems in summer are followed by orange-red hips.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Diseases

Prone to mildew.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 23.

Propagation

Seeds need cold stratification and may take two seasons to germinate.

Propagation methods

Seed, Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha (Winged thorn rose) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildlife, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. Tolerates poor soils and shade. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha (Winged thorn rose)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha (Winged thorn rose)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Rose Rosette Virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha (Winged thorn rose)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phyllocoptes fructiphilus

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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