Rosa gymnocarpa, Baldhip Rose, Northwest Native Plants, Oregon, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
Rosa gymnocarpa, Baldhip Rose, Northwest Native Plants, Oregon, Sparrowhawk Native Plants

Baldhip Rose

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Rosa gymnocarpa

  • Size at maturity: 3-5' tall, 2-8' wide
  • Canopy layer: small shrub
  • Light requirements: full shade, part sun/part shade
  • Moisture requirements: dry to moist soil
  • Growth rate: medium
  • Special features: wildlife favorite, medicinal, supports hummingbirds

The fragrant, pale pink or rose flowers of the Baldhip Rose are 1/2–3/4” across and appear in May and June. They are usually single, and occur at the tips of the branches. The fruit of the Baldhip Rose is a small, pear-shaped orange or scarlet ‘hip’ which has lost the leaf-like sepals that are normally found attached to mature rosehips. Baldhip Rose may have many soft spines or no spines, especially on new growth. (Portland Plant List, 2016)

Photo Credit 1: "File:Rosa gymnocarpa Parksville 01.JPG" by Mcitsci is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Photo Credit 2: Eileen Stark