Rosa carolina

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Carolina Rose

Rosaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 (6) ft tall by 5-10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Deciduous
Habitats:Dry deciduous forests. Also cultivated.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Good hedge plant. Rose garden. Rear of a wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand

Wildlife

birdanimalpollinator

Fruits eaten by birds and small mammals.

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