Rosa laevigata Michx.

Cherokee Rose

Flower

Flower

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Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 6 to 20' tall and 3 to 6' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Trifoliate dark green leaves and single, fragrant white flowers in spring. No repeat bloom. Flowers followed by orange hips. Evergreen in mild climates. Prefers full sun. Well-drained soil. Needs good air circulation and mulch helps keep the roots cool.

History: 

Published in Fl. Bor.-Amer. (Michaux) 1: 295 in 1803.

Native to China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Cultivated and widely distributed by the Cherokee Indians. Designated the state flower of Georgia in 1916 under the mistaken belief that it was native to the state.

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