Blooming China roses turn Laizhou into wonderland

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2022-05-25

Millions of China roses (rosa chinensis) are now in full bloom in Laizhou, a county-level city in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, and are turning the city into a colorful wonderland.

The China rose is native to the southwestern provinces of Guizhou, Hubei and Sichuan. In the wild, it has five-petaled flowers in pink to red hues, with red "hips" (fruits) that are up to 2 centimeters in diameter.

Known as the city flower of Laizhou, the China rose is called the flower queen. Laizhou has a moderate climate, and fertile soil, offering the most suitable growing environment for China roses.

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Millions of rosa chinensis are now in full bloom in May in Laizhou, a county-level city in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, and are turning the city into a colorful wonderland. [Photo/Dazhong News]

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Rosa chinensis is the city flower of Laizhou, a county-level city in Yantai, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/Dazhong News]

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Laizhou has a moderate climate, and fertile soil, offering the most suitable growing environment for rosa chinensis. [Photo/Dazhong News]

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A sea of rosa chinensis is seen in Laizhou, a county-level city in Yantai, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/Dazhong News]