Image for Common Wild Rose

Common Wild Rose

Scientific name

Rosa Woodsii


The Common Wild Rose is a perennial shrub that grows up to 2 m. The leaves are compounded and divided in 7 to 9 dark green shiny leaflets, which are widest above the middle and have serrated margins that only occur on the top half of the leaf. The Common Wild Rose has light to deep pink flowers that bloom from May to June. The flowers blooms in clusters, 4-6 cm across with five broad, rounded petals. When the petals fall in the late summer, ripened bright red and oval shaped rose hip fruits are left, approximately 1.5 cm in diameter.

Planting conditions

The natural habitats of the Common Wild Rose include woodlands, forest edges, wet meadows, riparian edges and lake shorelines. This shrub grows well at any moisture level, thus it can be drought tolerant. The Wild Rose prefers partial shade to sunny areas as well as a variety of soil conditions such as sandy, clay and loam. This shrub can be useful for quickly spreading and filling in an area because it can reproduce through it's rhizome system.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 2m