Single white Rose flower against dark background

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Single white Rose flower against dark background

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Rambling wild throughout the southeastern United States, the Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata) got its common name from its association with the Cherokee tribe. Growing wildly along the path the Cherokee people took to the Oklahoma territory during the 1838 Trail of Tears, the white flowers of the Cherokee rose were said to represent the tears of the Cherokee people who were driven out of their homelands. Still a common sight in the South, Cherokee rose is an easy to grow plant. Continue reading for more Cherokee rose info. What is a Cherokee Rose? Though it is actually native to China, Taiwan, Laos and Vietnam, Cherokee rose plants have naturalized in the southeastern United States. Cherokee rose is a climbing rose. In the wild, its stems can grow up to 20 feet (6 m.). In the home landscape, the plants are usually pruned to about 6

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