cluster rose Rosaceae Rosa
pisocarpa A. Gray symbol: ROPI2
Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound, deciduous, 6 inches overall; 5 to 9 ovate to elliptical leaflets, each 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, serrate, green and above and below with minute hairs, obvious stipules at base of petiole.
Flower: Deep pink, 5-petalled, usually in flat-topped clusters of 2-10.
Fruit: Shiny orange-red, fleshy "hip" containing achenes, to 1/2 inch long.
Twig: Moderate, purple with white bloom, bearing sparse straight prickles; buds red, rounded.
Bark: Light brown.
Form: Finely branched, thicket-forming deciduous shrub 2 to 7 feet tall.
Looks like: multiflora rose - dog rose - Woods' rose - Nootka rose
Additional Range Information: Rosa pisocarpa is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting cluster rose.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson