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Rosa glauca (Red-leaved rose)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
6ft 7in
Max height
4ft 11in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa glauca

Other names

Rosa ferruginea, Rosa rubrifolia, Red-leaved rose, Rosa glauca Pourr

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. glauca - R. glauca is a vigorous, arching, deciduous shrub with thorny, red-flushed stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into five to nine, ovate to narrowly elliptic, toothed, purple-flushed, dark grey-green leaves and, in summer, small clusters of single, star-shaped, bright
rose-pink flowers, paler at the centre with prominent, golden-yellow stamens.


Rosa glauca is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are lightly scented.

Habit

Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Rose-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Flushed purple, Dark-green in Summer; Flushed purple, Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 21. If rose hips are desired, avoid pruning after flowering.

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosa glauca (Red-leaved rose) will reach a height of 6ft 7in and a spread of 4ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil. Mulch and feed in late winter or early spring for best flowering. Tolerates shade, poor soil, and a north-facing aspect. Suitable for use as a hedge. Best to avoid planting where roses have grown before.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Rosa glauca

Other names

Rosa ferruginea, Rosa rubrifolia, Red-leaved rose, Rosa glauca Pourr

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. glauca - R. glauca is a vigorous, arching, deciduous shrub with thorny, red-flushed stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into five to nine, ovate to narrowly elliptic, toothed, purple-flushed, dark grey-green leaves and, in summer, small clusters of single, star-shaped, bright
rose-pink flowers, paler at the centre with prominent, golden-yellow stamens.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are lightly scented.

Habit

Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Flushed purple, Dark-green in Summer; Flushed purple, Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

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

Pruning

Pruning group 21. If rose hips are desired, avoid pruning after flowering.

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa glauca (Red-leaved rose) will reach a height of 6ft 7in and a spread of 4ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil. Mulch and feed in late winter or early spring for best flowering. Tolerates shade, poor soil, and a north-facing aspect. Suitable for use as a hedge. Best to avoid planting where roses have grown before.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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