Rosa carolina

Carolina Rose

Rosaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers, Thorns

Landscaping

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.
Availability:Seed
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

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Fruits eaten by birds and small mammals.

Insects:
 

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

Comments

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.