Rosa woodsii (Woods rose)

Deciduous, spreading, loose thicket-forming shrub, 2 to 6 ft. tall with shallow spreading rhizomes adapted to well-drained soils along roadsides, flats, drainages and mountain slopes from 3,500 to 9,000 ft. Establishes quickly on disturbed sites. Forage is moderately palatable to livestock and wildlife and berries are important winter food for birds and small mammals.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Rosaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 2-6 ft.

Bloom Color: Red

Fruit/Seed Color: Red

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 12-40 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 3,500-9,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 50,900

Seeding Rate: 0.5-1.0 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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