Chestnut rose Rosa roxburghii f. normalis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Chestnut rose (Rosa roxburghii f. normalis) ROE-sah roks-BURG-ee-eye forma nor-MAL-iss Genus: Rosa This species produces single medium pink blossoms with decorative indents at the tips of the petals. It blooms in spring, followed by hips that age to brown. In the winter, its bark peels in shades of brown and beige. It grows 6 to 10 feet high and 6 feet wide. Noteworthy Characteristics: Chestnut rose grows well in mixed borders or on its own; it makes a nice, informal hedge. It can tolerate high heat and humidity. Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. Prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. Sow seeds of species in fall and bud in summer. Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses. Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Pink Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Trellis Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa roxburghii f. normalis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Cornelia' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Buff Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' View the discussion thread.