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Rosa glauca

Red-leaved rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Rosa glauca

Plant details

Rosa glauca is an exceptionally beautiful rose, bearing small clusters of single, pink flowers with pale pink centres in summer, followed by round, red hips in autumn. Its a vigorous, arching species – perfect for growing at the back of a border or training as an informal flowering hedge. Its bluish-grey leaves and ornamental rose hips are excellent in flower arranging.

For best results grow Rosa glauca in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Species: glauca

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 180cm

Spread: 150cm

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my dog rose is being attacked by white fly as is other plants and it did not flower this year it did last year what did i not do any one help it has had a baby might that have stopped it from flowering

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