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Rosa glauca (Red leaved rose)

Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
1.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Rosa glauca

Other names: Red leaved rose, Rosa ferruginea, Rosa rubrifolia

Genus: Rosa

Species: R. glauca - R. glauca is a vigorous medium shrub rose with grey- purple leaves, and single, deep-pink flowers followed by red rose hips.


Rosa glauca is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Pink in Summer; White, Pink in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: The flowers are lightly scented.

Habit: Arching, Spreading

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Specific diseases: Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods: Budding, Hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Rosa glauca (Red leaved rose) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation: Plant in full sun, but will tolerate other aspects too. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have grown previously.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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