White Rosa rugosa Hedge Plants Description
Rosa rugosa 'Alba' will add colour and wildlife interest into a mixed hedge, or for its prickly deterrent 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! For an alternative with pink flowers, try Rosa rugosa 'Rubra'.
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. One final bonus - rabbits dont like it!
For further flowering varieties, have look at our brilliant range of flowering hedge plants or view our prickly hedging plants and our hedges with berries for a number of brilliant alternatives.
Cell grown plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from November to mid/late May, using cold stored plants towards the very end of the season.
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.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
General hedge trimming should be done in Spring to remove thin twigs.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
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