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Clustered Wild Rose

Scientific name

Rosa pisocarpa


Cluster Rose is a fast growing, deciduous shrub species that grows between 1 and 2 m in height. The leaves are alternately arranged, green to slightly blue colored, pinnately compound with 5-7 leaflets, have sharply pointed tips, have serrated margins, and grow densely. The flowers are small, whitish pink colored, fragrant, have five petals, appear in clusters of 3-6, and bloom between May and July. These flowers produce round, shiny, dark red colored fruits, called rose hips. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The fruits are beneficial to wildlife species, such as birds and small mammals. The roots are good for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines. Native Roses may grow aggressively and are valuable for filling in un-vegetated areas. It is hardy, easy to grow, and low maintenance. Similar to most Rose species, this plant has sharp thorns on the branches. This plant has often been chosen for stream bank rehabilitation.

Planting conditions

Cluster Rose grows best in moist to wet conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers poorly drained, organically rich soil and can grow well in a variety of soil types. It is tolerant of periodically flooded areas and steep slopes. It can tolerate partial shade and shade but will produce more flowers and fruit with sun exposure. This plant can be naturally found around forest edges, in roadside ditches, around marshes or swamps, and along river or lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Humus
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 1-2 m
  • Spread:
    • 3 m