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Rosa rubiginosa or Sweet Briar

Rosa rubiginosa is a deciduous shrub and it is part of the Rosaceae family of plants and is native to Europe. They also call it Sweet Briar or Eglantine Rose.

Rosa rubiginosa has prickly stems. Its new shoots are slightly reddish. The leaves are pinnately divided into 5-7 leaflets and apple-scented. They are finely serrated on the edges.

Rosa rubiginosa
Rosa rubiginosa

Rosa rubiginosa has light pink flowers with bright yellow stamens and it flowers in the summer. The flowers are single and cup-shaped. Ovoid red fruits or rose hips follow the flowers. The rose hips are a good source of vitamin C. Rosa rubiginosa tolerates cold and windy locations.

Rosa rubiginosa
Rosa rubiginosa

How to grow Rosa rubiginosa:

Grow Rosa rubiginosa in the sun. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, and moist but well-drained soil. Rosa rubiginosa will grow in poor soil. and tolerates coastal gardens and chalky soil as well. Use fertilizers as they will help produce more flowers.

Propagate Rosa rubiginosa by hardwood cutting or suckers. It is generally disease-free but you should watch out for aphids, leafhoppers, red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, sawflies, leaf-cutting bees, rose rust, or powdery mildew.

It attracts bees and butterflies and birds like to feed on the rose hips. Rabbits and deer can also harm Rosa rubiginosa.

Rosa rubiginosa
Rosa rubiginosa

The other synonyms for Rosa rubiginosa include:

Rosa eglanteria 
Rosa echinocarpa
Rosa comosa 
Rosa klukii 
Rosa umbellata

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