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Rosa 'Speelwark'

Family Name: Rosaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub
Plant Shape Shrubby


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a medium-sized shrub with bushy growth habit. It grows up to 90 cm tall with a spread of up to 60 cm. 
Foliage Glossy, dark green leaves. Compound pinnate, each leaflet is ovate, and has serrated / toothed margin. 
Stems Stems are thorny. 
Flowers Large (at least 10 cm), double-petaled, petals turn from peach to rose when matures. Fragrant. 
Cultivation Plant requires full sun. Plant in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. Propagate via stem cutting. Avoid overhead watering. Avoid planting in areas that were previously used for growing roses, to reduce risk of infestation or disease infection. 
Etymology The genus Rosa is Latin name for roses. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Formal Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Foliage Retention Deciduous
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Modification Spine (axillary)
Foliar Type Compound
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Orange, Pink
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Symmetry Radial
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flower Colour(s) Remarks Peach turning to rosy pink.

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Master ID 33082
Species ID 7496
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.