Alba roses are an ancient group that dates back to Roman times. Hybrids of Rosa canina and Rosa gallica. They produce strong growing shrubs with well scented white to pale pink flowers and few thorns. They are tolerant of shade and poor soils, while notably their foliage and stems tend to be greyish.
Require little pruning except for the removal of very old wood once established (after flowering) and perhaps the shortening of any growths by one third in February.