Rosa canina 'Andersonii'
'Andersonii' is a medium-sized shrub rose with prickly, arching stems to about 2m tall. Clusters of bright rose-pink, lightly scented, single flowers are produced over a long period in summer, followed by orange-red hips
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.
- Name status
How to grow
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, open position. Mulch in late winter and, to improve flowering, apply a balanced fertiliser in late winter or early spring. See rose cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Banks and slopes
- Flower borders and beds
Aphids, including rose aphid, are the most common rose pest. Can also be affected by leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly, rose leaf-rolling sawfly and leaf-cutter bees. Rabbits and deer may also cause damage
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