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Rosa rubiginosa (Eglantine)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa rubiginosa

Other names

Eglantine, Rosa eglanteria, Sweet briar, Sweet brier

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. rubiginosa - R. rubiginosa is a vigorous shrub with thorny, arching branches and wrinkled, apple-scented leaves. In summer, it bears cup-shaped, pink flowers with white centres and yellow stamens, followed by red hips in autumn.


Rosa rubiginosa is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is apple-scented

Habit

Arching

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Powdery mildew , Rose rust Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

Rosa rubiginosa (Eglantine) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining soil or free-draining soil in a sunny position. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses

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

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Rosa rubiginosa

Other names

Eglantine, Rosa eglanteria, Sweet briar, Sweet brier

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Species

R. rubiginosa - R. rubiginosa is a vigorous shrub with thorny, arching branches and wrinkled, apple-scented leaves. In summer, it bears cup-shaped, pink flowers with white centres and yellow stamens, followed by red hips in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is apple-scented

Habit

Arching


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa rubiginosa (Eglantine) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining soil or free-draining soil in a sunny position. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses

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

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa rubiginosa (Eglantine)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rosa rubiginosa (Eglantine)

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rosa rubiginosa (Eglantine)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Rose Rosette Virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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