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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3 3 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    Scotch rose is aggressively thorny but makes up for it with a profusion of white blooms. We recommend a thorn-proof hat when working in the vicinity of this rose! It offers a second show in the fall with showy maroon hips.

    Latin Name

    Rosa spinosissima


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Roses Roses

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 3'
    Max spread Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    History

    Thomas Jefferson was growing the Scotch rose at his home in 1791.


    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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