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3 Sweet Briar Roses 40-60cm Rosa Rubiginosa Plants.Very Thorny Flower Barrier


3 Sweet Briar Rose / Rosa Rubiginosa -  Plants 40-60CM



These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet briar or Eglantine Rose; syn. R. eglanteria) is a species of rose native to Europe and western Asia.


Growing Details

Common Name: Sweet Briar Rose
Genus: Rosa
Cultivar: Rubiginosa
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Height: 2 - 3m
Spread: 2 - 3m


It is a dense deciduous shrub 2-3 m high and across, with the stems bearing numerous hooked prickles. The foliage has a strong apple-like fragrance. The leaves are pinnate, 5-9 cm long, with 5-9 rounded to oval leaflets with a serrated margin, and numerous glandular hairs. The flowers are 1.8-3 cm diameter, the five petals being pink with a white base, and the numerous stamens yellow; the flowers are produced in clusters of 2-7 together, from late spring to mid summer. The fruit is a globose to oblong red hip 1-2 cm diameter
In addition to its pink flowers, it is valued for its scent, and the hips that form after the flowers and persist well into the winter.


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. Quality plants with prompt free delivery 5

    Posted by Willie on 4th Mar 2019

    The bare root plants appear to be excellent quality and the price was very reasonable, especially as I qualified for free delivery

    The plants were well wrapped and delivery was very prompt. I had been looking for a few Sweet Briar for some time and I look forward to their beautiful scent on Summer evenings.