Redleaf rose

Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia

Redleaf rose, Rosa glauca R. rubrifolia, Plant Select
The single rose blossoms range from a pleasing pastel pink to white. But this is a rose grown as much for the gorgeous red hips that persist much of the year, and its dark purple foliage color that provides a wonderful foil to the silvers and greens that dominate our xeriscapes. This hardy blooming shrub thrives just about anywhere providing graceful presence with no effort, beautifying the dry garden all year around. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: These hardy roses look their best and require little to no maintenance when given enough room to grow. Occasional pruning is desirable over the years if dead canes appear. Do not deadhead so that the showy hips will be produced.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 6-8 feet
Width 4-6 feet
Flowering Season May to June
Flower Color Pink mixed
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2010
Annual Commercial Maintenance No maintenance, trim back large canes in spring to shape this shrub. Can remove a few canes on older plants each year to renew
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. Remove any stray seedlings if needed
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft