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Rose (Species) Dog Rose in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Rosa canina

 

Rose (Species) Dog Rose

R. canina is a vigorous shrub with mid-green foliage and pale pink or white flowers, either solitary or in small clusters, in early summer, followed by ovoid red fruits. This is the wild briar (dog rose) commonly seen in hedgerows.

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plant Features
  • Rose (Species) Dog Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Rose (Species) Dog Rose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rose (Species) Dog Rose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Rose (Species) Dog Rose likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rose (Species) Dog Rose

Latin name

Rosa canina

type

Deciduous Perennial

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rose (Species) Dog Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Rose (Species) Dog Rose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Rose (Species) Dog Rose likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Rose (Species) Dog Rose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rose (Species) Dog Rose is 4.00meters x 6.00meters 4.00 M 6.00 M

Rosa canina

R. canina is a vigorous shrub with mid-green foliage and pale pink or white flowers, either solitary or in small clusters, in early summer, followed by ovoid red fruits. This is the wild briar (dog rose) commonly seen in hedgerows.


Planting

From Late Autumn TO Late Spring

Prepare the planting site by digging over the bed and incorporate liberal quantities of well rotted manure or compost; lighten heavy clay soil with half rotted straw. Dress the top soil with plenty of peat mixed with hop manure and chopped up turf. Fresh animal manure is harmful to the roots and should only be used in the bottom spit. Where possible, prepare the planting site a few weeks in advance. Do this in late summer for planting in autumn. Plant at any time between late autumn and late spring. Prepare a planting mixture of bone meal and moist peat. Spread out the roots in the planting hole and add the planting mixture until the roots are covered. Add soil and firm in the plant by treading.

 
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