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Fragrant Sweet Briar Rose

Rosa eglanteria
SKU: HC014700
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
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.
key features
Botanical Name
Rosa eglanteria
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-8' tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer


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).
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