Rosa glauca

Red Leaf Shrub Rose

Deciduous Rose, Shrub

Rosa glauca is a large shrub rose that is extremely tough and disease free. Pink blooms are striking against bronze to blue foliage. In fall it decorated with masses of decorative orange-red hips. It's a big plant and needs some room.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional


Size: 60 - 96 tall x 60 - 108 wide
Shape / Form: Arching
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Fruit or Berry

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray

Bloom Season: Jun, Summer

Fruit Description: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Erosion Control, Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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