Rosa rugosa

Rosa rugosa

Rose

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rosa rugosa
  • Common name: Rose
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2.4m

Spread: 2.4m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit, Scented flowers, Thorns

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Rosa rugosa is a tough, easy to grow rose bearing pink, scented blooms followed by bright scarlet hips. Its dense, vigorous growth and prickly stems make it perfect for hedging.

For best results grow Rosa rugosa in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. As a shrub rose, it's best pruned in late summer, after flowering has finished. Prune most stems lightly. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a few of the oldest stems each year.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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