| Rosa Rugosa (also called Apple Rose or Ramanas Rose) is a fast growing deciduous, dense and bushy rose variety ideal either for a summer flowering hedge, to add colour and wildlife interest into a mixed hedge, or for its prickly deterrant quality. It has richly scented, large open single flowers from June to September, followed by the largest hip of any wild rose - as large as a cherry tomato! The leaves are lush, glossy, dark green and crinkly (technical term is rugose) and downy underneath. The plant grows very densely with new growth coming from below ground level but true to the parent. |
It has to be said that Rosa Rugosa has a shaggy unkempt air though it can be trimmed to a degree of tidiness. It's carefree too in its soil and situation preferences - it's picky only about drainage - so as long as it doesn't sit in waterlogged soil, it will grow in any situation with particular preferences for some sun and sandy soils. It is good for coastal positions and is sometimes called the Saltspray Rose. And one final bonus - rabbits dont like it!
Prices shown are the price per plant. Planting distances are very much a matter of choice - for bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row will give a dense hedge quicker. Cell grown should be planted at 4 per metre in a single row or ideally 6 per metre in a staggered row. See also our Advice section on Planting Density on the right hand side of our website.
Cell grown plants are available all year round. Bare root plants are only available from November to late March/early April.
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