Sweet Briar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa) – 2 Litre pot

Rosa eglantaria / Rosa rubiginosa A smaller more spiny, erect and less spreading shrub than Dog-rose ( 180 cm) with very showy deep pink flowers in June-July. Grows in full sun. Available all year round, however planting between October and mid March recommended. This shrub is also available as a bare root tree from November to March here

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Description

Known the common names sweet briar, sweetbriar rose, sweet brier or eglantine. It is a dense deciduous shrub 2–3 m high and across, with the stems bearing numerous hooked prickles. The foliage has a strong apple-like fragrance.

In addition to its pink flowers, it is valued for its scent, and the hips that form after the flowers will persist well into the winter. The tea made from the hips of this rose is very popular in Europe and elsewhere, where it is considered a healthy way for people to get their daily dose of vitamin C and other nutrients. A cup of rose hip tea will provide the minimum daily adult requirement of vitamin C. During World War II the British relied on rose hips and hops as the sources for their vitamins A and C. It was a common British wartime expression to say that: “We are getting by on our hips and hops