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Red-Leaved Rose

Rosa glauca

Also known as

Glaucous Rose, Red-leafed rose, Rose

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Red-Leaved Rose Overview

This vigorous, arching rose has thorny, red-flushed stems with dark gray green flushed purple leaves, In summer it produces small clusters of single, star-shaped, rose-pink flowers which are paler at the centre and have prominent, golden-yellow stamens. These develop into attractive red hips.

Common problems with Red-Leaved Rose

Deer & rabbits can also be a problem.

How to harvest Red-Leaved Rose

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Red-Leaved Rose

Cuttings

Take hardwood cuttings in late autumn.

Budding

Take chip budding in summer.

Grafting

Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Special features of Red-Leaved Rose

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts useful insects

Hedge plant

Other uses of Red-Leaved Rose

Can be grown as hedging/screens in informal/cottage gardens. They also are included in wildlife friendly gardens.