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Sweetbriar Rose, Eglantine
Scientific Name: Rosa eglanteria Thunb.
Synonym: Rosa rubiginosa
Family: Rosaceae
Sweetbriar Rose, Eglantine (Rosa  eglanteria)
Rosa rubiginosa, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 286.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Avoid afternoon sun in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Europe to western Asia, largely naturalized in North America

Growth Habits: Shrub, up to 10 feet tall (3 m); erect arching branches; fragrant leaves smelling like apples

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Cuttings in early summer, seeds in spring, stratified over the winter, grafting

Blooming Habits:
Single 5-petaled, bright pink flowers, 1 to 2 inches in diameter (2.5-5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:
Orange to scarlet hips, 0.5 inches in diameter (12 mm), 0.4 to 0.6 inch long (10-15 mm)

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