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swamp rose; clustered wild rose

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swamp rose in flower
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swamp rose swamp rose in bloom swamp rose hips

Rosa pisocarpa

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 6 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Although called swamp rose, this rose can live in moist non-wetland areas as well. It has red attractive fruits that persist in the winter. The flowers and fruit tend to be clustered (photo does not represent this characteristic). Pink blooms and this rose can form thickets.

Keywords: birds, butterflies, edible, fire-resistant , fruit, pink, red, spreading, thorns or prickles, upright

Articles that mention this plant: Deer resistant plants

Plans that use this plant:Wet, part shade, Wet, sunny