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Rosa canina

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A large bushy shrub, Rosa canina has incredibly prickly stems and light pink flowers in midsummer, followed by bright red rose hips in autumn, popular with birds. This rose is usually planted as part of an informal hedge, where the thorns make it a formidable barrier.

Supplied bare root - not in containers.
Size: bundles of 50 bare root plants, (approx 40 - 60 cm tall).
Available to order from November to February only.

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Rosa canina | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre × 50

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Plant Finder: about Rosa canina

Common names

Dog rose, Common brier, Dog brier, Rose, Brier


Rosa canina (Dog rose). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


You will find that roses are adaptable. The miniatures and smaller types will mix well with shrubs. Climbers can be used on fences, for covering unsightly sheds or old trees.

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, medicinal, culinary (hips are vitamin C rich and can be made into jelly and syrups)

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Rosa canina | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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