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Rosa canina

Dog rose

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourYellowish green

Description

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

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Britain and woods of Europe

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

By budding in summer or by hardwood cuttings in autumn. Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All roses will be prone to attack by various pests and diseases, i.e. aphids, blackspot, powdery mildew, die-back, canker, crown-gall, honey-fungus, soil-sickness, viruses, downey mildew, rust and sawfly.

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