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Rosa rugosa

Rugosa rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Fruit, Scented flowers, Thorns



Skill level


Rosa rugosa

Plant details

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.

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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