Rosa banksiae, or Tombstone Rose, is native to China and made its way to the southwest in the 1800s as Europeans moved west. It is named for the City of Tombstone, where purportedly the largest Rosa banksiae in the world is still growing, currently covering over 9000’ square feet with a 12’ diameter trunk. While not a native, this plant has proven it is well suited to our conditions, has not been found to invade natural systems, and is a part of the recent history of southeastern AZ.

Tombstone Rose, Rosa banksiae

  • 1000-6000'