Dog Rose Hedge Plants Description
Although Dog Rose is commonly grown as a beautiful, informal garden shrub, it also makes an excellent hedge to help to protect against intruders as its hooked thorns make it an impenetrable barrier whether it's planted on its own or as part of a mixed native hedge. Due to its density, Dog Rose also makes a wonderful shelter for wildlife, who are quite partial to its vitamin C-rich fruits, which are also edible for humans. It is from these shiny, red rose hips, which adorn the plant in autumn, that the popular 'Rosehip Oil' is derived.
Dog Rose is a very fast-growing shrub, achieving up to 40-60cm growth per year, and grows well in any drained, moist soil. Although it can be grown in partially shaded areas, low-maintenance Rosa canina is happiest in a sunny spot. It is a hardy shrub that can readily withstand strong winds and will also grow happily near the coast making this a good choice of shrub in more exposed coastal locations. Hedges Direct offers a wide range of hardy plants that can thrive in extreme weather conditions.
Rosa canina hedge plants are available all year round as cell grown or pot grown plants, with the bare root hedging plants only available from November to mid/late May, weather dependent.
As one of our UK native species, Dog Rose is also included in our Mixed Native Hedging Packs. For additional shrubs and hedge plants with edible benefits see also our edible hedging plants range.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.
Rosa Canina should be pruned back between late Summer for routine pruning; late Autumn or Winter for renovation.
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|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
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