Rosa 'Sealing Wax'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by Maddie Thornhill, copyright GAP Photos (52904)

Plant details

Rosa moyesii is a Chinese wild rose, introduced in 1903 and best known in several more compact garden forms such as 'Sealing Wax'. The tall stems form an open shrub and are easily trained on a pillar or similar structure as a climber, or several plants make an impressive group in a wild garden or among deciduous trees. The spectacular vivid cerise flowers appear early, among the small juvenile leaves, and are followed by the species' chief glory, its huge crop of conspicuous scarlet hips, 5cm (2in) or more in length and shaped like miniature upturned bottles.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Sealing Wax

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Feature: Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 180cm

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