Dog rose Rosa canina
- Dog rose Latin name
- Rosa canina Common name
- Dog rose Plant family
- Dog rose Description
- Dog rose Planting preferences
- Dog rose Uses
Dog rose/Hedgehog rose
Rosa (Rosaceae) Species roses – varieties of deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs and scrambling climbers grown for their profusion of often fragrant flowers and the colourful Autumnal rosehips of many varieties.
Form: Vigorous and dense, arching and sprawling with strongly hooked prickles
Height: 1 to 2 metres
Spread: 1 to 2 metres
Leaves: Abundant, large wrinkly leaves of 5 oval leaflets
Flowers/berries: Large, cupped, single flowers in pink or occasionally white throughout Summer and Autumn followed by decorative red hips
Normally grown for: Their large flowers and red hips that can last well into Winter
Notes: Vulnerable to aphid attack, blackspot, powdery mildew, rose rust and sawfly.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil type: Needs fertile well-drained soil – grows well in chalk or limestone soils
Planting situation: Sun – ideal for training against a wall or other structure and to “countrify” a hedge.