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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
field rose briar
brier briar bush briar rose
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits
R. arvensis is a vigorous, thorny, rambling shrub with long arching or scrambling purple stems and slightly fragrant, single creamy-white flowers in mid summer, followed by oval orange-red hips
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Ideal for groundcover or rambling. Grow in full sun with moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerant of poor soil and shade; good for woodland or hedgerow planting. Good for ornamental fruits. See also rose cultivation
Species roses come true to type if raised from by seed. Propagate hardwood cuttings in autumn, semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by layering or chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning roses
Pests Can suffer from aphids, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Deer and rabbits can cause damage
Though relatively trouble free can be affected by rose rust, rose powdery mildew and rose black spot
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