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Rosa rugosa

Rugosa rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Fruit, Scented flowers, Thorns

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This tough, easy to grow rose will reliably put on a good show of pink, scented blooms, followed by bright scarlet hips even when neglected. Its dense, vigorous growth and prickly stems make it perfect for hedging. As a shrub rose, it is 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.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Species: rugosa

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit, Scented flowers, Thorns

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

Spread: 240cm

Time to prune: July to August


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