Sweet Briar Rose

(Rosa rubiginosa)

The favorite shrub of Shakespeare and Chaucer is known for its sweet apple-like fragrance irrespective of whether it is in bloom or not. Since it is of an invasive nature, check whether it is okay to grow the rose in your area. It can be used as a country garden hedge or a mixed wildlife hedge. The large, rambling, thorny shrub has dark green foliage and single or clustered flowers with five petals.

  • USDA Zone
    4-9
    Height
    10’-15’
    Width
    5’-8’
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, loamy

Flower:

  • Size
    1.8-3 cm
    Blooming Season
    Late spring to early summer
    Fragrance
    Strong
  • Colors:
    Pink

Care:

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

It needs to be watered regularly, with a good soaking in the morning.

The dead and diseased canes of the plant can be cut out to the ground in early spring but doesn’t need to be pruned otherwise. It is recommended to prune the branches before the leaves appear.

Though it doesn’t need fertilizers as such, you can apply a balanced one and mulch in early spring or late winter for best flowering.

  • Pairs Well With
    Lilacs.

Image Credits: I.pinimg.com, Santafebotanicalgarden.org, Worldoffloweringplants.com, Chewvalleytrees.co.uk, Images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com

by | Updated : September 26, 2020

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