Rosa carolina

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Carolina Rose


Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 (6) ft tall by 5-10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:Red
Noted for:Showy flowers, Thorns


Recommended Uses:Good hedge plant. Rose garden. Rear of a wildflower garden.
Considerations:Thorny (well, you would expect that for a rose!)
Propagation:Seed, cuttings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Fruits eaten by birds and small mammals.


Attracts a variety of insects, especially important for native bees.

Native Habitats:Dry deciduous forests. Also cultivated.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Information on salt tolerance comes from northern nurseries and likely relates to tolerance of salt used for de-icing or roadways.  The extent to which it would apply to Florida is unknown.