Rosa filipes is a
species of rose native to western China, in Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, and Yunnan.
It is a deciduous
, growing to 3–5 m, rarely up to 9 m tall. The
are pinnate, 8-14 cm long, with 5-7
leaflets. The flowers
2-2.5 cm diameter with five petals, produced in large
15-30 cm diameter corymbs
of up to 100
flowers. The fruit
is a red 8-15 mm
Cultivation and uses
It is occasionally grown as an ornamental plant
in gardens, valued for its
unusually large clusters of flowers compared to other roses,
sometimes also for its size, and its ability to climb into trees.
'Kiftsgate' has flower
clusters up to 45 cm diameter.