Rosa Rugosa


Rosa Rugosa. Form: A small sprouting shrub that forms a dense cluster, reaches 4 to 6 feet. Flowers are White or pink depending on cultivar, 2 inches across, single or double, appearing throughout summer. Produces Fruit shiny deep red, fleshy "hip" ripens in late summer. Twigs are Stout, initially green, turning brown, covered in thin, straight, sharp prickles. Bark: Light brown very spiny.


Plant in dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure. Full sun / Partial shade.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.