Rosa eglanteria

Fragrant Sweet Briar Rose

Sweet Briar rose was Shakespeare's favorite rose. Blooming with fragrant single pink flowers and followed by colorful hips that give the plant additional fall and winter interest. Thrives in alkaline soils.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pest / Disease Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height6-8' tall
Mature Spread6-8' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014700

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Broad, rounded growth habit. A large-growing antique rose, this native to the British Isles was a favorite of Shakespeare, who wrote of it back in the late 1500s. The single pink-with-white-center flowers are wonderfully fragrant. Even the foliage smells sweetly of apples, especially when damp with morning dew. Sweet Briar Rose produces a heavy crop of colorful hips for winter interest. Particularly tolerant of alkaline soils, so plant it with your lilacs. 6-8' tall x 6-8' wide (cutting propagated).
More Information
SKUHC014700
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Fragrant Sweet Briar Rose
Botanical Name
Rosa eglanteria
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, White
Mature Height
6-8' tall
Mature Spread
6-8' wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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No longer available this season.

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