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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
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Rosa californica

California wild rose.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 0 $ 8.99
Five Gallon 0 $ 26.99
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Escondido, CA
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One Gallon 28 $ 8.99
Five Gallon 0 $ 26.99
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California Rose is a deciduous shrub with 1-2" pink flowers that is the wild rose of much of California.  This wild rose has fragrant 3/4" red smooth fragrant hips. The hips are of good quality for tea. The wild rose in many roadside spots up and down the coast ranges in California and Oregon. In the transverse ranges around Frazier Park. You'll find this wild rose in shade to part shade in the interior. At higher elevations(up to 6000'+) or near the coast sun is preferred. Like most wild roses this California one tolerates some drought but likes moisture. California wild rose will usually grow in some source of moisture. An upright grower, forms thickets on north slopes and next to streams.

Rosa californica is a very important wildlife plant. If you are in an area of feral cats or wild dogs this plant should help. Its thorns are hooked. You do not walk through it. It is like thorny velcro. The cats may be able to walk under it but not get animals that are hiding in it. Low life neighbors hate it, they can no longer siphon gas to get to town, without going in the front way. Grows with Symphoricarpos albus, and Cornus glabrata, in this area of the central coast ranges.

Rosa californica tolerates seasonal flooding.

Rosa californica's foliage color is green, type is deciduous and has fragrance.
Rosa californica's flower color is pink and has a fragrance.
Rosa californica's fruit has fragrance and is edible.

Communities for Rosa californica:Chaparral, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 1.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 3.00
rainfall[cm]: 51.00 to 413.00

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