Unusual 'balls' on a rose

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  1. Renew

    Renew Active Member 10 Years

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    This rose is coming up from the root stock, the original rose died of drought. The original was red and this one is pink, has smaller leaves, and is thornier. Today I saw these 'balls' on the ends of 3 branches. I have never seen such a thing before. What are they?
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Rose galls.
     
  3. TheScarletPrince

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    Simply cut it off (If you don't want it).
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'd leave them personally -- visual curiousity, with little long-term damage to the plant. Makes the garden more biodiverse.
     
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    True. I suppose it is up to personal preference and aesthetic or ecological appeal! :) I Agree with you though.
     
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    Renew Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you for your responses.
     

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