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Black rosehips

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:10 pm
by Brewtrog
There is a very thorny bush near where I live with what look like black rosehips, does anyone have any guess whether they are indeed rosehips or if they are some sort of imposter, or if there is any way for me to tell?

Re: Black rosehips

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:47 am
by Green Aura

Re: Black rosehips

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:00 am
by diggernotdreamer
I have seen that before, do you know what species that is

Re: Black rosehips

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:55 pm
by Green Aura
Rosa Spinosissima.

Re: Black rosehips

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:18 pm
by Brewtrog
Green Aura wrote:Like this?

That is exactly what it is.

Re: Black rosehips

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:58 pm
by Weedo
Hi

Does anyone know if Rosa spinosissima was used as a rootstock? I have a old bush in the original farmhouse "garden" that looks very similar except with very dark purple hips, flowers look the same. I have long suspected this plant was just the stock taken over the graft but it could reasonably be deliberately planted - the original settlers were Scots.