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Rose (Canary Bird)

Rose (Canary Bird)

Rosa Xanthina spontanea
April to June

This rose is native to the hills of central China and is also known as the Manchu rose (Rosa Manchu) and it appears to have been introduced to the UK after 1945. It is a spreading, medium sized shrub which is also a good climber. The single, bright yellow flowers have a light musky scent. The flower has distinctive large stamen, and the bright yellow petals fade to a cream at the furthest point. 

Canary Bird Rose. Image credit: NRS own. CC license
Canary Bird Rose. Image credit: T.Kiya, Flickr. CC license