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Planted at Mount Vernon

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    Eglantine roses are large and sprawling, with single pale pink flowers in late spring and early summer. They are strongly apple-scented and their hips are popular for use in tea. This rose may be restrained by growing on posts or trellises to control its long, thorny canes.

    Latin Name

    Rosa rubiginosa



    Also Known As

    Sweetbriar Rose

    Type of Plant


    Bloom Season

    May - June




    Max Height: 15'
    Max Spread: 8'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun


    Native Range

    Europe and Western Asia


    The Eglantine rose was known in the American colonies by the 1740s.

    Other Details


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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