Eglantine / Sweet Briar Seed

Rosa rubiginosa / eglanteria

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The Eglantine Rose is a medium sized, dense, spiney deciduous shrub with aromatic leaves, smelling of apples. The single pink flowers are simple, beautiful and fragrant. Bright red oval hips persist well into the winter and are a good source of Vitamin C. In some countries (New Zealand, South Africa and Australia) it is seen as an invasive weed, but in UK there are no problems with it. Prune in autumn or winter and it can be sheared back quite hard if necessary.

Earn up to 3 Points.

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Description

Rosa rubiginosa

Common name: Eglantine / Sweet Briar.

Native: Europe and Western Asia

Provenance: UK

Size and spread (10 years): 4m x 4m

Treatment required: Deeply dormant requires 39 weeks stratification treatment.

Seeds / kg: 50000

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: Most soils.

Planting instructions: Best results from plants in full sun

Mature height: 4m x 4m

pic courtesy of Sebastian Bieber, CC BY-SA 2.0 DE , via Wikimedia Commons

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

5gm seed pack (250 seeds approx.)

Genus

Rosa

Family

Rosaceae

Flowering Month

June

Colour

pink

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

shrub

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

aromatic, flowers, fruit

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes