Rosa minutifolia

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Rosa minutifolia
Rosa minutifolia
Rosa minutifolia

Species Name: Rosa minutifolia
Common Name: Baja Wild Rose

Small crinkled, toothed leaves distinguish this rose, as well as being more drought-tolerant. It is native fot he mild coasts of Baja and San Diego Co. It sheds its leaves in summer. Leaves and flowers usually appear after the first rain.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow to establish, then fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: List2/ RED 3-3-1
Distribution: Baja
Natural Habitat: Desert coast

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.