Found at low to mid elevations throughout western North America at a variety of sites, typically open but can be an understory species. Nootka rose grows as a spindly, deciduous shrub, reaching 15 feet tall and spreading 10 to 12 feet wide. The pink flowers reach 2 inch diameters and are typically single, occasionally occur in triplets and pairs. Used along streams, lakes and bogs as well as upland and rocky sites. Valued restoration species for its matting root systems that stabilize banks and for providing forage and habitat for wildlife species.
Plant Guide - https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_ronu.pdf