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Botanical name: Rosa canina
Other names: Dog rose, Wild rose, Hep briar, Hep rose, Hep tree, Common brier, Dog briar, Canker rose, Cat whin, Choop tree, Canker, Cankerberry, Canker flower, Bird briar, Briar rose, Buckieberries
Species: R. canina - R. canina is a scrambling, native rose shrub with stems covered with small, sharp, hooked spines and pale pink flowers with yellow stamens, followed by red-orange fruit in autumn.
Rosa canina is: Deciduous
Flower: Pale-pink, White in Summer
Foliage: Mid-green in Summer
Fruit: Red in Autumn
Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Rosa canina (Dog rose) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny position. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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The dog-rose produces conspicuous scarlet hips in autumn, sometimes known as dragon's eyes. These are edible and high in vitamin C, and they are often used to make syrup, jellies and other preserves as well as in the treatment of bladder and kidney disorders. They are eaten by birds and small mammals such as bank voles.
this is a lovely rose for a Woodland garden. It has a short but effulgent flowering season, even in part shade. A bit of a scrambler but can be trained and tamed into a delightful rose bower. Bees love it.
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