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Rosa rubiginosa or Sweet Briar

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

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

Rosa rubiginosa
Rosa rubiginosa

The pink flowers are single and cup-shaped. Rosa rubiginosa has light pink flowers. The flowers have bright yellow stamens. It flowers in the summer. Ovoid red fruits follow the flowers. It 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. Fertilizers will help more flowers. Rosa rubiginosa tolerates poor soil. Propagate by hardwood cutting or suckers. Watch out for aphids, leafhoppers, red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, sawflies, leaf-cutting bees, rose rust, or powdery mildew.

Rabbits and deer can also harm Rosa rubiginosa. It tolerates coastal gardens and chalky soil. They extract vitamin C from the rose hips. Rosa rubiginosa attracts bees and butterflies. Birds do feed on the rose hips.

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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