One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, April 20, 2012
Rosa laevigata, the Cherokee rose
The Cherokee rose, that is, from southern China and actually points even farther south. This is a frightening rose; this young specimen has produced sturdy 10 foot canes in one season. While it has a pleasant perfume, and very attractive and curious hips, the thought of that root system growing and growing and growing frightens me. What if some year we somehow neglect to prune the top?The bottom of the China Valley path will disappear.