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Rosa spinosissima 'William III'
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common name: Rose 'William III', Scots Rose, Scots Briar
synonyms: Rosa pimpinellifolia 'William III'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Clusters of small rounded semi-double flowers, rich purplish magenta-pink in early summer, fading to soft cerise. Dense bushy foliage with small leaves. Black or dark browish hips in autumn.
Prefers well-drained light sandy soils. Disease resistant and very hardy, but may be prone to aphid attack.
Can be easily propagated by separating and planting the frequently produced suckers.
Pimpinellifolia group rose.
Introduced around 1810