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Rosa glauca

Red-leafed rose

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & October
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread1.4m to 1.6m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey

Description

Rosa glauca (Red-leafed rose). This shrub grows about 4.5m high with arching canes and purplish red wood. The flowers bloom in early summer, in groups of 4 to 6, which are pink with delicate pale pink centres and golden stamens. The hips are brownish-red and oval.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Rose

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their profusion of late, bee attracting, summer flowers, often fragrant, and sometimes for their fruits (rose hips). Hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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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