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Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana (S. Wats.) Jepson
Arizona wild rose, Woods' rose
Synonyms: Rosa arizonica
USDA Symbol: ROWOU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Arizona wild rose is a small, prickly shrub, 1-3 ft. tall, bearing very showy, small, pink flowers. The rose hip is smooth, red, and round. Deciduous leaves are pinnately compound.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA Native Distribution:
NM & AZ Native Habitat:
Stream banks; pine forests; 5500 to 10,000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Propagated by stem
cuttings or division of rootstock. Softwood cuttings should be taken with a heel and treated with hormone. Rose seeds should be taken from the hips as soon as ripe and planted in the open or stratified before planting. Seed Collection:
Hips can be collected as soon as they are ripe. Achenes can then be extracted by macerating the hips in water and recovering the seeds by flotation. Seed Treatment:
Cold-moist stratification is required to break the dormancy of most rose species. Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff