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Rosa wichuraiana

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Memorial Rose
Rosa wichuraiana
Rosa wichuraiana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Magnoliophyta
Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum: Radiatopses
(unranked): Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Magnoliidae
Superorder: Rosanae
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Tribe: Roseae
Genus: Rosa
Species: R. wichuraiana
Binomial name
Rosa wichuraiana
Franch. & Rochebr.

Rosa wichuraiana (syn. memorial rose, R. lucillae)[1] is a species of rose.

Vernacular Names

  • English: Memorial Rose
  • French: Rosa luciae
  • German: Halbimmergrüne Kletterrose
  • Japanese: テリハノイバラ
  • Other: Memorial rose
  • Russian: Rosa lucieae
  • Swedish: Krypros


It is a woody, semi-evergreen shrub, with long trailing thorny branches of glossy green leaves, and single five-petalled white flowers with prominent yellow stamens in Summer; followed by small dark red hips. It can grow to 6 metres (20 ft). It is named after the German botanist Max Ernst Wichura (1817–1866), with the suffix -iana.


  • Color Fall Conspicuous: no; Flower Color: white; Foliage Color: green; Fruit/Seed Color: red; Fall Conspicuous: no;.
  • Ecology Allelopath: no;.
  • Flowers Bloom Period: late spring; Flower Conspicuous: yes;.
  • Foliage Duration: perennial; Foliage Porosity Summer: dense; Foliage Porosity Winter: porous; Foliage Texture: coarse; Leaf Retention: no;.
  • FruitSeed Fruit/Seed Abundance: medium; Fruit/Seed Color: red; Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: yes; Fruit/Seed Period Begin: summer; Fruit/Seed Period End: summer; Fruit/Seed Persistence: yes;.
  • Growth Active Growth Period: spring and summer; Growth Rate: rapid; Lifespan: lifespan;.
  • Habit Growth Form: stoloniferous Habit: vine Low Growing Grass: no Shape and Orientation: prostrate.
  • HumanUses Berry/Nut/Seed Product: no Christmas Tree Product: no Commercial Availability: routinely available Fodder Product: no Fuelwood Product: none Landscape uses: rose garden color Lumber Product: no Naval Store Product: no Nursery Stock Product: no Palatable Browse Animal: low Palatable Graze Animal: low Palatable Human: no Post Product: no Protein Potential: low Pulpwood Product: no Veneer Product: no.
  • Moisture Drought Tolerance: medium; Maximum Precipitation: 55; Minimum Precipitation: 35; Moisture Use: medium; Water Requirements: provide ample water;.
  • Propagation Coppice Potential: no; Progagated by Bulbs: no; Propagated by Container: yes; Propagated by Corms: no; Propagated by Cuttings: no; Propagated by Seed: yes; Propagated by Sod: no; Propagated by Sprigs: no; Propagated by Tubers: no; Resprout Ability: yes; Seed per Pound: 84000; Seed Spread Rate: slow; Seedling Vigor: medium; Vegetative Spread Rate: slow;.
  • Size Mature Height (feet): 10 Maximum Height at 20 Years (feet): 1.
  • Soil Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: yes; Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: no; Adapted to Medium Textured: adapted to medium textured soils; Anaerobic Tolerance: none; Fertility Requirement: medium; Minimum pH: 48; Maximum pH: 70; Nitrogen Fixation: none; Salinity Tolerance: none; soil: prefers well-drained soil;.
  • Sun Shade Tolerance: intolerant Sun Exposure: full sun.
  • Temperature cold hardiness: 5a Cold Stratification Required: yes Minimum Frost Free Days: 140 Minimum Temperature (F): -23.
  • Miscellaneous care: apply rose-tone monthly from leaf-out until august Fire Resistant: no Fire Tolerance: high Hedge Tolerance: none Minimum Root Depth (inches): 16 Small Grain: no Toxicity: none.


Name Status

Name status: accepted name.
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Hassler M., 2015
Source: World Plants, Jan 2015


  • Native:
  • Reported here: Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Canada:British Columbia, Canada:Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada:Nova Scotia, Canada:Ontario, Canada:Prince Edward Island, China, France, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
  • Reported here: China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang), Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., Korea, Philippines (Luzon), USA (introduced) (Alabama (introduced), Arkansas (introduced), Connecticut (introduced), Florida (introduced), Georgia (introduced), Illinois (introduced), Kentucky (introduced), Louisiana (introduced), Massachusetts (introduced), Mississippi (introduced), North Carolina (introduced), New York (introduced), Ohio (introduced), Pennsylvania (introduced), South Carolina (introduced), Virginia (introduced), West Virginia (introduced))
  • US Nativity:


Map showing distribution of observations of Rosa wichuraiana.



More Information


  • Catalog of Life Identifier: 38607ce44a18fcaee029cfa9e3f3d806
  • GBIF: TaxonID: 3007590 TaxonKey: 840283
  • ITIS: 24846
  • Namebank ID: 2650017
  • SP2000 Accepted Name Code: Ros-384
  • SP2000 Name Code: Ros-49034
  • USDA Symbol: ROWI
  • ZipcodeZoo CritterID: 60089


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Page Notes

  • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Rosa_wichuraiana
  • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · the Taxonomicon · The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 · Wikipedia · Wikispecies · World Plants, Jan 2015 · ZipcodeZoo.com.
  • Map Data Sources: Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 28, 2008:National Herbarium of New South Wales: NSW herbarium collection · National Institute of Genetics, ROIS: Herbarium Specimens of Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo Pref., Japan · University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics: Herbarium (UNA) · USDA PLANTS: USDA PLANTS Database ·
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