A beautiful rose that we've seen only twice in the wild, once in the town of Quincy on a north facing slope(can you say COLD) under interior live oak and bays, and once at the edge of a redwood forest in the Monterey area next to a creek. (Sorry I do not remember more, it was 20 years ago). In the wild the plant likes like Rosa gymnocarpa, but the calyx stays on the fruit and the flower is a little bigger. We grew our mother plant for 10 years in a whiskey barrel with no idea it wasn not Rosa gymnocarpa because we never let it fruit. The flowers were showy and the spines not bad, but we would trim it back after it flowered to keep it out of the walk. Thus the name, Whisky Rose. A part-shade conventional garden away from walk ways is where it should be planted.
Rosa pinetorum tolerates sand and seasonal flooding.
Rosa pinetorum is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Rosa pinetorum is deciduous, has fragrance and is edible.
Flower of Rosa pinetorum has color pink and has a fragrance.
Fruit of Rosa pinetorum has fragrance and is edible.
Communities for Rosa pinetorum:Red Fir Forest, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest and Yellow Pine Forest.