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Rosa glauca

Dog rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Rosa glauca

Plant details

An exceptionally beautiful rose that turns into a miniature tree with a slender, vertical stem and elegant, arching top growth. The leaves are bluish-greyish in shade, coppery-purple-mauve in full sun, and immediately catch the eye. The pink flowers appear once in midsummer, and though they are relatively sparse and scattered, they add to its refined beauty. Even better, this rose self-seeds prolifically, but if you let a jungle erupt you'll lose the individual beauty, so be prepared to prune. Place with care for stylish results.

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

Reader reviews


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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