Get ready to be charmed by the Common Sweet Briar, a rose species that's beloved for its fragrant foliage and stunning flowers. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a newbie, this rose is a perfect addition to any garden or landscape.
Also known as Sweet Briar, Sweetbriar Rose, Sweet Brier, or Eglantine, Rosa rubiginosa is native to Europe and western Asia. This evergreen shrub can reach heights of up to 6.5 feet (2 m) and has a spread of up to 5 feet (1.5 m). Its blooms range in color from rosy pink to white, and it's the sweet-smelling foliage that's an identification feature. The leaves can vary in color from dark green to reddish-bronze, adding to its visual appeal.